Scott Brennan is the Wilderness Society’s Montana State Director. During his 20-year career in conservation, education and advocacy, Scott has worked closely with a wide array of business leaders, economic development specialists and elected officials while advocating for wilderness protection, fish and wildlife habitat restoration and sustainable economic development. He has led conservation campaigns in Montana, Alaska, Washington state and at the national level. Scott was the founding director of the campaign to protect Bristol Bay Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine and served as Executive Conservation Fellow of the National Parks Conservation Association in Washington, DC. Scott also worked for a time as a consultant to the Pentagon's Environmental Security Office specializing in government to government relations between the Department of Defense and Federally-recognized tribes. In addition to his experience in North American conservation, Scott spent most of 2013 in a remote national park in Zambia’s Western Province supporting the research and conservation efforts of the Zambian Carnivore Programme and African Parks Network.
Scott holds two degrees in environmental science and has taught many university-level courses in environmental science, policy and journalism. He is an author of a major university-level environmental science textbook (Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, Pearson Education) and once taught ecology inside the Washington State Penitentiary.
Scott and his wife Angela live with their dogs Raven and Hatcher in Bozeman, Montana where they mountain bike, ski, hunt and backpack as much as possible but not as much as they would like.