Scott Lake ~ Western Watersheds Project’s Idaho Director. Scott grew up in central Idaho and spend his childhood exploring Idaho public lands with his father, a career employee of the US Forest Service. After graduating from high school, Scott earned a degree in English from the College of Idaho and spent his summers with the Forest Service as a wildland firefighter. He also spent two seasons mapping invasive plant populations in the Frank-Church/River of No Return Wilderness.
After a brief, unsuccessful attempt to make a living as a professional guitar player, Scott attended Vermont Law School, where he earned a J.D. and a Master’s in environmental law and policy. He then served for two years as a judicial clerk in Anchorage, Alaska before joining WWP in September 2017. He is an avid climber, cyclist, hiker, and backpacker. Scott’s past conservation experience includes working to protect Idaho native fish habitat from grazing impacts and assisting with litigation against a major international crude oil pipeline project.