Favorite Place in the Northwest:The British Columbia Coast
Favorite Northwest Animal:Grizzly Bear
Joe Scott leads our international conservation programs in British Columbia on mountain caribou and grizzly bears, including the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative. He also directs our work on North Cascades grizzly bear restoration and grizzly bears in northeast Washington.
Joe graduated with a B.S. in finance from Boston College. Joe has been with Conservation Northwest since 1998 and has managed our British Columbia program for the entirety of his tenure. His work embraces endangered species including mountain caribou and grizzly bears. A coalition effort he helped spearhead, the Mountain Caribou Project, successfully gained a mountain caribou recovery plan from the B.C. government, protecting more than five million acres of caribou habitat in the Columbia Mountains. Joe now leads our trans-boundary grizzly bear recovery efforts in the North Cascades and southwestern British Columbia, working closely with the Sta’at’imc First Nations and other conservation partners.