In response to our action alert this summer, more than 10,000 American Rivers members and supporters contacted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to tell him “no” to new dams on the Upper Green River. The governor heard you, as the proposed dams recently were dropped from further consideration due to widespread public opposition.
Scott works with local citizens, sportsmen, businesses, elected officials and conservation organizations to build support for river protection efforts in Montana, Wyoming and eastern Idaho.
Scott joined American Rivers in 2009. Prior to that he spent eight years as director of aquatic conservation for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and four years as conservation scientist for Idaho Rivers United. His proudest achievement was passing federal legislation that permanently protected nearly 400 miles of the Snake River and its tributaries around Jackson Hole by including them in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana (1993), B.A. in Geography and Political Science from the University of Vermont (1987)Snake River
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East Rosebud Creek | Scott Bosse American Rivers commends Rep. Steve Daines for introducing legislation to permanently protect East Rosebud Creek as a Wild and Scenic River. It’s what local residents have long wanted, and it’s what this spectacular wat… Read more »
Today’s guest blog is by Kim Cannon. The Upper Green River where it exits the Wind River Range | Scott Bosse Imagine a proposal to dam the wild river, and the valley it cut, where your family has lived and worked and gathered together for almost 90 yea… Read more »
Remnants of the Teton Dam | Scott Bosse The catastrophic failure of the Teton Dam in eastern Idaho 38 years ago this month will forever be remembered as a turning point that helped bring our nation’s modern dam-building era to an end. The disaster took… Read more »
Winter fishing in Montana | © Scott Bosse Not many people think of fly-fishing as a winter sport. But if you drive up the Gallatin Canyon from Bozeman to Big Sky on a typical late winter day, you might be surprised at what you’ll find. At ce… Read more »
North Fork Flathead River, MT | © Scott Bosse It’s a rare event these days when the two major political parties in Congress can lay down their swords and agree on anything. For the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a pro-conservation bil… Read more »
The proposed dam on the Upper Madison River, MT would have been a serious threat to wild brown and rainbow trout | © Scott Bosse Virtually every fly fisherman in the country has either fished or wants to fish the Madison River. After three years of rel… Read more »
This is a guest blog by Jim Klug, co-owner and founder of Confluence Films Check out the world premiere of WAYPOINTS to see more awesome fish like this monster steelhead from Alaska | © Jim Klug We’re very excited for the world premiere of the newest C… Read more »
Beartrap Canyon of the Madison River, MT | © Scott Bosse Now that the paddling and fishing season is winding down and winter is at the doorstep, what’s a Montana river lover to do? Attend one of our Community River Forums, of course! Throughout the mon… Read more »
LWCF Floatilla, Madison River, MT | © Scott Bosse It’s not every day that you get to float down a river with a United States senator. So when American Rivers was invited to join Montana Senator Max Baucus and a flotilla of recreationists on the Madison… Read more »