There are plenty of examples of modern mining operations gone bad in Montana. In most of these cases, taxpayers end up paying millions in cleanup. Once the Smith River is lost, it can never be won back.
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
Blog Posts By This Author
A bill pending in the U.S. Senate would make the hydroelectric industry and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission into modern-day Robber Barons.
Guest post from Ben Bulis, President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and resident of Bozeman, Montana. Ben with his son, Tate, and a largemouth bass they caught. Now that summer is almost upon us, millions of Americans will take to our na… Read more »
As someone who lived through the worst oil spill disaster in American history, I’m going to tell you an unpleasant truth – oil spill cleanups are a myth. Ice-covered Yellowstone River near Glendive, MT a week after the oil spill | Scott Bosse I was amo… Read more »
River ice, as seen here on the Yellowstone River, is hampering cleanup efforts for the oil spill | Photo: Scott Bosse Update: Feb 6, 2015 Three weeks after the Poplar Pipeline spewed 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana,… Read more »
It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. North Fork Flathead River | Scott Bosse After four decades, the wait is finally over for all the citizens and conservation groups who have patiently and persistently fought to maintain the integri… Read more »
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.
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 »