Scott Kahan

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Acting Deputy Regional Director

300 Westgate Center Dr
Hadley, MA 01035
United States

About Scott Kahan

Scott Kahan took the helm as chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System in the Northeast in August 2011. A native of Massachusetts, Kahan returns to New England. Most recently, he was the project leader at the Detroit Lakes Wildlife Management District in western Minnesota where he led a team working with landowners to establish thousands of acres of easements on private lands to conserve important areas for waterfowl.

Kahan has been instrumental in the development of the new vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System. He co-chairs the urban refuge initiative team as part of implementing the vision.

Kahan holds a BS degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and is a graduate of the Service’s Advanced Leadership Development Program.