About Austin

AUSTIN SCHUVER is a land conservationist and photographer.

He has worked with non-profits for 10 years, including an environmental organization he founded in his hometown of Enumclaw, Washington.

Austin recently completed a Master’s of Science at the University of Montana. His original social science research focused on communicating science and policy in food, energy, and water systems.

He studied writing and conservation at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, next door to Acadia National Park. In Maine, he tutored students in College of the Atlantic’s Writing Center, tested water quality in remote lakes, and researched birds on an offshore island.

He has led community engagement for a non-profit land trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, organizing partnerships, planning events, directing outreach, and connecting people with incredible places across Downeast Maine.

His stories and photographs have been published in College of the Atlantic Magazine, Parks Stewardship Forum, Montana Drought & Climate, Maine Today, Ellsworth AmericanMount Desert Islander, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, New Day Northwest and the newsletters and online media of numerous non-profit organizations.

Austin’s hobbies include baking sourdough, birding, running, and all racket and lawn sports ever invented.


Skills & Experience

Stakeholder Communication Planning

Montana Drought & Climate, US Forest Service, Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Report and Publication Writing

Topics include climate adaptation, water infrastructure, community energy, and forest restoration

Multimedia Campaigns

Enumclaw Farmers Market, Wine & Cheese Festival, Blackfoot Challenge, Defenders of Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy


New Day Northwest, Dorr Museum, Parks Stewardship Forum

Design and Communication Software

Expert in Adobe Suite (InDesign, Premier, etc.), MailChimp, WordPress, Excel, CRM Optimization


Master of Science in Resource Conservation
Graduate Certificate: Food-Energy-Water Nexus
University of Montana

Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology
College of the Atlantic