• Board Tenure: 7 years
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  • Lives in: Spokane, Washington


Dr. Brent Nichols, Director

Through a broad range of experience and education, Dr. Nichols has the ability to assess and analyze natural resource issues with his expertise in ecology, wetlands, threatened and endangered species, as well as project management. As an ecologist, Dr. Nichols has attained expertise through academia and extensive fieldwork studying ecological associations while focusing on distribution, soil, endemism and rarity.

Additionally, Dr. Nichols is a proficient technical writer having prepared and principled numerous proposals, environmental assessments and reports. He has published research in five peer reviewed scientific journals. He is also an AAUS certified research diver, PADI Cavern diver, and NAUI rescue diver and has logged more than 800 hours underwater.