Scott Rumsey

Scott Rumsey was raised in upstate New York, graduated as a biology major from a college in Missouri, and migrated to Montana to accept a fisheries position with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Scott’s early years were spent primarily on Flathead Lake and River monitoring fish populations and angler use. Scott also spent considerable time on stream project permitting required by Montana statute. Scott then advanced to a fisheries biologist position with FWP and undertook fisheries management responsibility for the Swan, Middle Fork and South Fork drainages. Scott’s associated work briefly included population monitoring, fishing regulations, habitat protection, timber sale audits, and threatened and endangered species management and recovery. After 32 years in this career, Scott continues to support good practices that work to sustain healthy fish and wildlife resources and the quality habitat supporting them by serving as a Supervisor on the Flathead Conservation District Board since 2021.