David French is an environmental and aquatic scientist with experience in freshwater and marine environments and human dimensions of natural resources. His passion for protecting water quality, habitat, and ecosystem services brought him to the NSD team as a project scientist and GIS analyst. His ability to assess changes in landscape patterns and processes across spatial and temporal scales brings a holistic approach to NSD’s restoration practices. David’s skill set encompasses geospatial analysis, hydraulic modeling, water quality monitoring and modeling, and natural resource management. His enthusiasm for positive human-environment interactions shapes his approach to understanding and developing solutions that work for people, fish, and the landscape. He loves working and playing in water and his experience spans from the North Pacific Ocean to remote regions of Alaska, Idaho, Eastern Washington and Oregon. David holds an MS from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and a BS from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington.