Scott Shouse manages MACED's Forest Opportunities Initiative (FOI) which is the first program ever in Central Appalachia to compensate forest landowners for the carbon sequestered by their sustainably managed forests, linking the global issue of climate change directly to local sustainable development in Central Appalachia.
Scott has diverse forestry experience including tropical agro-forestry, urban forestry, forestry research and social/environmental certification. He is also experienced in database design and implementation as well as Geographic Information Systems. Scott holds a Masters of Science degree in forestry from the University of Kentucky. He currently represents the south central district on the American Tree Farm Committee. He is a qualified tree farm inspector and is a long term member of the Society of American Foresters.