US Drought Monitor map illustrates the expansive drought conditions | © David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC Last year, drought wreaked havoc across more than 65% of the country. Wildfires blazed through 9.2 million acres of the west, crops suffered across… Read more »
Fay works to engage communities in the Intermountain West with the goal of connecting people to nature, stimulating economic growth, bolstering existing land and water conservation efforts, and improving the quality of life for rural communities through the creation of blue trails.
Fay joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to that she interned with Wisconsin State Representative Cory Mason, and was the Economic Research Assistant for Clean Wisconsin’s water program.
B.S. in Agriculture and Applied Economics and Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.Kickapoo River
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Mount Evans, CO | © Fay Augustyn Since I was a baby, I have spent summers in Colorado. Memories of playing in the rivers and hiking the mountain trails are some of my fondest. I continue to believe there is nothing more liberating than escaping the eve… Read more »
Green roof in Philadelphia, PA | © Leonel Ponce In the last two years, we have seen a record number of extreme weather events including floods, heat waves, droughts, fires and snowstorms. In 2011, 14 different extreme weather events resulted in damages… Read more »
KP Tripathi Earlier this week, President Obama continued reinvigorating the debate on climate change during his State of the Union: “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change… We can choose to bel… Read more »
Stormwater in Washington, DC | Lynnette Batt As I noted in my blog earlier this week, both the Obama Administration and Members of Congress have been paying more attention to climate change since the Inauguration and the start of the 113th Congress, an… Read more »
Jacqueline Poggi Is climate change finally back in the conversation? Last week climate was a key theme in many political conversations within the Administration and on the Hill. In President Obama’s inauguration speech, climate was front and cent… Read more »
Hoback River, WY | Scott Bosse Application Deadline: January 18, 2013 For anyone interested in engaging communities, preserving our water resources, and becoming a leader in the world of river conservation, the Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fell… Read more »
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Like much of the eastern seaboard, Maryland was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Significant coastal flooding, power outages and snowfall were many of the woes faced by Marylanders. Communities along the coast expe… Read more »
Colorado River, AZ, CA, CO, UT | Dennis R. An article in the New York Times the other day really got me thinking. As winter is approaching many western states in the United States, are prepping for their traditional epic mountain snow season, which is… Read more »
Satellite photo of Hurricane Sandy on October 29th | NASA GOES project As reports of the devastation from Sandy the “Frankenstorm” continue to come in, and the staggeringly expensive recovery gets under way, I find myself thinking about hur… Read more »