River Restoration and Assessment Assistant, AmeriCorps Member
Area of Focus: Jacob works on improving watershed health in the Sierra Nevada through meadow restoration, low impact development, and other forms of project support.
Background: Jacob joined American Rivers in 2012 through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. Previously he has worked restoring fish habitat in Oregon with the US Forest Service and the Long Tom Watershed Council. He lived in Wyoming for a year doing water and soil quality monitoring in the Powder River Basin and enjoying the outdoors in Jackson Hole. He spent a pervious AmeriCorps term doing land conservation on Bainbridge Island.
Education: B.S. in Environmental Studies from University of Oregon
Favorite River: McKenzie River, OR
Blog Posts By This Author
The challenges facing our rivers today are daunting; and frequently the solutions are equally so. Dam removal, floodplain restoration, and political maneuvering to protect wild and scenic rivers are not solutions that an everyday river enthusiast can relate to. Even as a professional in river conservation, the road forward sometimes feels overwhelming. I frequently find this frustrating – what needs to be done seems so obvious, yet so out of my control. Recently I’ve been working on a project that gives me the feeling that I can be in control of the difference that is made to the health of our rivers.Read more »