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Nick Schou

Utah Government Affairs Manager


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Nick works with WRA’s program staff to advance innovative legislative and administrative policy solutions critical to addressing the state’s most pressing conservation challenges.


Nick has more than a decade of experience working in various roles to protect and restore some of the West’s most vibrant ecosystems. He worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in remote river canyons to restore endangered fish populations and served as Conservation Director for the Utah Rivers Council where he lead policy initiatives, created strategy, drafted legislation, spearheaded lobbying efforts at the Utah Legislature and coordinated large conservation campaigns.


B.A. in History from Westminster College and an M.S. in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah.

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Thing(s). Exploring public land, running wild rivers and skiing deep powder.

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