Matt Cook, Forest Health & GIS Specialist


Matt joined MSI in March of 2018 as a research assistant and field crew leader assisting with MSI’s forest health programs. He also provided GIS and cartography support for MSI and their collaborating partners.

Matt graduated with a B.S. in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability from Colorado State University in December of 2016. He spent the last three years working with Colorado Forest Restoration Institute assisting with research and field data collection across different forest types throughout Colorado. He was heavily involved in field monitoring logistics as a field crew leader for the Spruce Beetle Epidemic and Aspen Decline Management Response (SBEADMR) project in the Gunnison National Forest.

Matt is currently in Portland, OR pursuing a masters degree at Portland State University. We wish him the best of luck in his new adventures!