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Joe Shaw is a Crew Lead/Ecologist at Skylight where he helps manage on the ground operations. This includes maintaining crew production rates as well as quality control.   Joe’s acute attention to detail and ability to quickly problem solve under adverse conditions has enabled projects to be completed on time and of high quality.

Joe is also the Owner/Operator of Hydrotactical, Inc. (, a tactical water tender contracting company providing wildland fire mitigation services in the western US. 

Joe has lived and worked all over the United States, including as a wilderness/horseback guide in Alaska for several years. 

  • USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis P2 Certified
  • USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Certified with California Inventory Specific
  • Class C (CDL) Operator
  • Firefighter Type 1 and Type 11 (FFT1 & FFT2)

BS Chemistry, Warren Wilson College

He can be reached at

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