Secretary & Treasurer

Arica Crootof, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental SciencesDepartment of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Montana WesternEmail AricaArica's Website

Arica Crootof is a human-environment geographer exploring rural energy transitions, particularly how run-of-the-river hydropower shapes mountain systems and people who depend on them. Arica works to connect science with decision-makers to ensure hydropower projects work for, not against, rural communities. Arica is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Montana Western where she teaching natural resources management, stakeholder engagement, and science communication.