Chase is a Research Associate in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. Much of his time is spent developing, coordinating, and reporting the Institute’s research. He has worked on a diversity of research from monitoring fish habitat in the Columbia River Basin to studying the visitation, attitudes, and management preferences of people who recreate on public lands. Chase’s current research is focused on how climate driven changes in river runoff are affecting angling and the outfitting and guiding industry in the Yellowstone River Watershed. Aside from research, he has also worked for the USDA Forest Service, spending most of his time on the Moab-Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. He received a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Resource Management from Utah State University, and then later returned to further his education by earning a master’s degree in Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management. Outside of the office, Chase spends a great deal of time with his wife, friends, and family traveling throughout the West climbing, fishing, viewing wildlife, and exploring.