Scott Haugen joins the County's battle against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) as the County has
contracted with him to perform AIS Coordination Services.
Haugen has a Master's in Public Policy, with concentration in environmental policy, from Hubert H. Humphrey
School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. His work experience includes the Parks and Trails Council
of Minnesota, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Voyageurs National Park Association and the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources.
Haugen's graduate research included AIS and water quality. In this contracted position with Becker County he
will develop an AIS rapid response plan, annual AIS management plan, assess lakes susceptible to AIS, prioritize
enforcement, develop a lake rating/risk rating system, and identify new funding sources. Haugen begins his work this week.