Scott LaValley, MS, has served as a Malacologist and valued member of EnviroScience since April 2023. Scott specializes in conducting and leading freshwater mussel surveys and report writing. His favorite part of working at EnviroScience is traveling to new areas to survey rivers and working with new freshwater mussel species.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology – Natural Resources in 2017 and a Master of Science in Conservation Biology in 2022 from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
While at CMU, he worked in a research laboratory studying freshwater mussels with a team of undergraduate and graduate researchers. Research topics focused on the impacts of spatial ecology, genetics, and environmental toxicology on freshwater mussels.
Before working at EnviroScience, he worked as a laboratory technician at CMU, leading mussel surveys and outreach programs, and at the Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery as a biologist through Virginia Tech, where he performed day-to-day operations, stocked propagated mussels, and wrote reports for the South River Restoration Project. Scott is also a permitted surveyor for Groups 1 and 3 Streams in the State of Ohio.
Scott holds a life-long passion for nature, foraging for mushrooms, and birding. When he is not outdoors, Scott enjoys expanding his cooking knowledge and spending time with friends and family.
Contact Scott at: SLaValley @ EnviroScienceInc.com
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