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
March 5, 2012 | Blue Trails
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday the creation of a new National Water Trails System. The system will increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship of local waterways, and promote tourism that fuels local economies across America.Read more »
Join Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on live webchat on river protection and restoration, Wednesday, February 29, at 1:20 p.m. ET.
February 28, 2012 | Blue Trails
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Rebecca Wodder, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar, invite you to participate in a live webchat on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.ET. The conversation will focus on President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative and the Administration’s efforts to restore and conserve our nation’s treasured rivers.Read more »
January 24, 2012 | Blue Trails
Outdoor Nation is starting 2012 with a new funding opportunity for those interested in in connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling. Outdoor Nation is accepting applications from individuals between the ages of 18 and 28 and non-profit organizations.Read more »
December 29, 2011 | Blue Trails
Earlier this month I made my first trip to the Verde River in Arizona. Thanks to the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation, American Rivers is helping communities along the Verde to develop a Blue Trail, the water equivalent to a hiking trail.Read more »
Last week, the Obama Administration released their progress report on America’s Great Outdoors, their environmental program aimed at preserving our natural resources and promoting recreation, especially among youth.Read more »