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Tait Rutherford

Tait Rutherford is a biologist at the Fort Collins Science Center. 

Tait Rutherford (he/him) joined the USGS in 2021. His research interests include conservation planning and policy on public lands. He is working on a variety of projects exploring ways to advance the use of science to inform decision making in the Bureau of Land Management. Prior to joining the USGS, Tait worked as a land management planner for the USDA Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. in Forest Sciences, Colorado State University, 2018

    B.A. in Political Science, Columbia University, 2016