Dan has been a Civil Engineer with the WY-MT WSC since 2018.
Dan recently completed his Master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in ecohydraulics and stream restoration. His graduate project was developed in conjunction with the Montana Department of Transportation and the USGS to examine the use of Large Scale Particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV) to determine hydraulic forces and flow measurements on bridges around Montana. Currently, he is helping to develop flood frequency analyses for Montana and Wyoming, along with continuing the LSPIV research and data collection from gages around the state. He has worked many years as a biologist, including a year spent in South Africa on a leopard conservation project and with endangered species around the western United States. For his undergraduate thesis at Western Colorado University, Dan worked on modeling the effects of climate change on Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly colonies and changes in their spatial distributions over multiple years.
Education and Certifications
Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University (2020)
Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Western Colorado University (2011)