Nate Hough-Snee is a wetland and riparian ecologist with 12 years of experience in ecological research and monitoring, natural resource planning, and restoration design and assessment. With a strong background in floodplain and wetland vegetation study design and implementation, statistics and geographic information systems (GIS), and watershed monitoring and restoration planning, Nate is at home implementing ecology and hydrology studies from the headwaters to the mainstem of Pacific Northwest watersheds. Nate is a productive scientist and has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers on a variety of subjects, from landscape and restoration ecology to fluvial geomorphology and wetland plant physiology. He earned his PhD in Ecology from Utah State University’s Ecology Center and Department of Watershed Sciences and his M.S. in Ecosystem Analysis from the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist (No. 3081) from the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Nate is committed to professional service and is a longtime board member of the Society of Wetland Scientists’ Pacific Northwest Chapter where he currently serves as program vice president. Nate enjoys running, splitboarding, and climbing in central Washington’s diverse mountain ecosystems with his wife and dog. As a trail and mountain user, Nate also gives back by volunteering with the Washington Trails Association, Chelan Douglas Land Trust, and Northwest Avalanche Center. He is also a member of the Chelan County Mountain Rescue Association and serves as Four Peaks technical expert/fanboy on all things Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling.