Scott Wright, PE, PMP, BC.WRE
Scott Wright, PE, PMP, BC.WREPrincipal Engineer
Scott grew up in Southern Oregon on the Rogue River that was made famous by author Zane Grey. His dad was a logger that helped instill a love for the natural environment through endless days of fishing, hunting, and time in the outdoors. It was during his childhood where he witnessed a favorite fishing area on the Applegate River become inundated in a reservoir when the Applegate Dam was built by the Army Corps. Later, he watched the Elk Creek Dam get partially built and then halted by environmental lawsuits.

These childhood experiences and engineering degrees from Oregon State University became catalysts to bring about a lasting legacy to restore rivers for future generations to enjoy. Over the past 10 years, Scott has been the Project Manager and Engineer of Record for removing four dams in the Rogue River Basin: Gold Hill Dam, Gold Ray Dam, Wimer Dam, and Fielder Dam. “As a kid, I watched dams being built in Southern Oregon, now I’m helping take dams out and provide a lasting legacy of sound river stewardship.”

Scott has a lifetime of outdoor experience and over 29 years of engineering and construction expertise that combine to provide unique insights into river restoration and sound solutions for complex problems. As a Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Board-Certified Water Resources Engineer (BC.WRE) his solid leadership provides clients with assurance that issues will be dealt with professionally and with the highest level of expertise.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

Caught a steelhead while on a conference call about the Cline Falls Dam Removal project while standing in the former reservoir area where he removed the Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River.

Played football at Oregon State University (OSU) for the Beavers and enjoyed a win over the UCLA Bruins that were led by future Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman.

Met his wife Sara at OSU where she played basketball for the women’s team and together they have three kids.

Grants Pass, Oregon

Rogue River

Metolius River…perfection!