Washington State Conservation Director
Area of Focus: Michael oversees our work to protect and restore the rivers of Washington state.
Background: Michael joined American Rivers in 2000, working out of our Washington, D.C. headquarters on our campaign to restore the Snake River and its salmon. He moved back home to the Puget Sound area in 2003 to work out of our Seattle office -- where he continues to work on Columbia-Snake River issues among others. Prior to that he was a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals and a legal intern for the Sierra Club.
Education: B.A. in History from the University of Washington, and J.D. and Environmental Law Specialization Certificate from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall)
Favorite River: Grande Ronde River
Blog Posts By This Author
Last Thursday, new Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee appeared before a photo of the Yakima River at his weekly press conference to announce his first legislative action: Introducing a bill to the state legislature (HB 1414) calling for state funding and implementation of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan in order to restore salmon, protect key headwaters habitat, and better manage water in the Yakima River Basin.Read more »
Last week on the way home from a conference in Ellensburg, Washington put on by the Washington State section of the American Water Resources Association (a great organization the Washingtonians among you might consider joining after you make sure your American Rivers membership is up to date), I felt the need to get outside and experience a real river after talking about them indoors for two days.Read more »