About ICF

Scott Fleury

Principal, Habitat Conservation Planning and Implementation
Scott is a habitat conservation planning and implementation expert with more than 30 years of experience in conservation biology and environmental consulting.
Scott leads our habitat conservation planning and implementation practice team in Southern California. He has more than 30 years of experience as a conservation biologist and environmental consultant and has focused his career on the conservation and management of endangered species and habitats in California and throughout the western United States. 

Scott honed his knowledge and experience in Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance while working as lead scientist and project manager of many large, multispecies conservation plans in California, which resulted in habitat conservation planning for millions of acres of California’s natural landscape. His work was a part of the incidental take permitting process for federal and state ESAs.

Scott specializes in leading complex and challenging conservation and ESA compliance projects. His natural communication style enables him to bring a diversity of stakeholders and interests to a point of common understanding of the science, regulations, and project needs, resulting in win-win solutions that streamline the regulatory process while delivering better long-term conservation outcomes.
  • Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.A., Biogeography, San Diego State University
  • B.A., Biology, University of California, San Diego