Director, River Protection
Area of Focus: Jamie works to engage communities to safeguard and improve river health by reconnecting people to rivers through blue trails and protecting the last great rivers through wild and scenic designation.
Background: Jamie joined American Rivers in 2000. Prior to that she performed natural resource management field research and developed recommendations for governmental policy in Costa Rica and studied natural systems agriculture at The Land Institute in Kansas.
Education: B.A. in Environmental Studies from Denison University, and M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from The George Washington University
Favorite River: Fraser River
Blog Posts By This Author
August 31, 2012 | Blue Trails
Rivers have always been an important part of my life. I come from a family of avid fly fishermen and my love for rivers comes from spending time with them playing in and along the rivers of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.Read more »
August 23, 2012 | Blue Trails
Although most Americans live within a mile of a river or stream, many don’t realize the central role that rivers play in enhancing community quality of life. A healthy river provides plentiful supplies of clean drinking water, thriving fish and wildlife habitat, natural protection from flooding, and abundant recreational opportunities.Read more »
August 14, 2012 | Blue Trails
The Outdoor Industry Association recently released a groundbreaking report, “The Outdoor Recreation Economy: Take it Outside for American Jobs and a Strong Economy,” detailing the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the U.S.Read more »
July 6, 2012 | Blue Trails
This week we celebrated the United States of America’s 236th birthday. Fireworks could be seen in every direction here in the nation’s capital, location of American Rivers’ headquarters. The now celebratory “bombs bursting in air” illuminated beloved Anacostia and Potomac rivers with every color imaginable.Read more »
Ever wonder what it’s like to travel down some of America’s most scenic rivers? American Rivers, the National Park Service, and local conservation and recreation groups across the country have teamed up to create, “River Stories.”Read more »