Brian Graber

Senior Director, River Restoration

Brian provides technical services and programmatic capacity building assistance to restore river habitat through stream barrier removals throughout the Northeast.

Brian joined American Rivers in May 2007. He is a fluvial geomorphologist and water resources engineer who specializes in river habitat restoration. Prior to working at American Rivers, he was the River Restoration Scientist at the Massachusetts Riverways Program, where he helped guide the development of the state’s River Restoration Priority Project Program. He previously coordinated Trout Unlimited’s Small Dams Program, which worked closely with American Rivers to remove obsolete dams that do more harm than good. He has also worked as a self-employed consultant, designing dam removal channel restoration, completing watershed assessments, and implementing dam removal project monitoring at projects in Wisconsin, Vermont and New Hampshire.

B.A. in Geography at Dartmouth College, M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (hydrology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and M.S. in Geography (fluvial geomorphology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deerfield River


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