Casey Ryan is a native Montanan and a member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. Casey currently serves as a hydrologist with the CSKT Water Management Program. He attended the University of Montana and received a B.S. in Geography with honors, and a M.S. in Forestry with an emphasis in hydrology and watershed management. He is also a former Institute on Ecosystems Fellow and Sloan Research Fellowship alumnus. Prior to accepting a position with the CSKT, Casey began his hydrology career with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.
Casey specializes in hydrology and project management for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, having previously served as the project engineer for the Safety of Dams and Roads Program. His current duties include responsible charge of the Water Management Program’s surface water measurement network, technical planning and oversight for field hydrographers, final QA/QC for Program data collection, forest hydrology and NEPA analysis, wildland fire hydrology, permit review, and providing scientific and technical assistance to other programs within the Natural Resources Department as well as partner Tribal, state, and federal agencies.
In his spare time, Casey enjoys volunteering and being an active member of the community. He currently serves as a Council Member with the Missoula City-County Water Quality Advisory Board, a member of the Advisory Board for AWRA’s Water Resources IMPACT Magazine, and is also involved with Leadership Flathead Reservation, Watershed Education Network, University of Montana spectrUM, Montana Groundwater Academy, and the Montana Science Fair.

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