Chetco, OR | Northwest Rafting Company Protect the Chetco River from mining » The Wild and Scenic Chetco River is renowned for its world-class salmon and steelhead runs, and crystal clear water. However, it is still vulnerable to mining thanks to the… Read more »
Jessie works with staff across the country on a variety of river restoration and protection work— from advocacy and outreach to coordination with local communities to restore and protect their rivers and streams. Since 2010, Jessie has also been managing our Most Endangered Rivers Program.
Jessie joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to that she worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission as their Habitat Coordinator. There she played a fundamental role in the establishment of the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership. Jessie also did an internship at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she focused on the reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act.
B.S. in Biology from Mary Washington College, and M.S. in Natural Resources from Delaware State UniversityRappahannock River
Blog Posts By This Author
Green River, UT | Scott Bosse Great news! The Colorado Water Conservation Board has decided to stop funding a study investigating a potential 500-mile pipeline from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir to the Colorado Front Range. This pipeline wou… Read more »
Missouri River flooding | Susan Abbot, USACE Remember back in good old 2011, when the Missouri River flooded like crazy and everyone wondered if it would ever stop? Boy did it stop in 2012! The flood has been nearly forgotten with the massive drought c… Read more »
Roanoke River, VA | Dan River Basin Association Uranium mining is a hot topic right now in Virginia. You might remember that American Rivers listed the Roanoke River as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2011 due to a proposed uranium m… Read more »
Wastewater trucks near the Susquehanna River| Carol Manuel One thing you can say about America – for better or worse, we are a nation with no shortage of innovators, problem solvers, and grand schemers. Following the latest trends to improve efficienc… Read more »
Bear in Bristol Bay waters | Bob Waldrop Protecting the country’s most special natural places is often a very challenging prospect, especially when those places overlap with resources that society deems particularly valuable. This is the case in Bristo… Read more »
Kayford Mountain, WV | Vivian Stockman One of the biggest threats to river health in Appalachia is mountaintop removal coal mining. This is a problem that American Rivers highlighted in our 2012 (Coal River) and 2010 (Gauley River) lists of America’s… Read more »
St. Croix, MN, WI | Jenni Ripley Supporters of the Wild and Scenic St. Croix River in Minnesota are fighting another battle — this time against a gravel mine. A corporation is proposing to operate a gravel mine on the site of a dormant, unreclai… Read more »
Delaware River, DE, NJ, NY, PA | Nicholas Tonelli In 2007, American Rivers highlighted the Upper Delaware River on our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® [PDF] because it was threatened by a massive power line through the Wild and Scenic R… Read more »
St. Croix, MN, WI | Jim Denham Poor St. Croix River… sigh… Recent attacks on this river caused it to appear on our 2009 and 2011 lists of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. In March 2012, President Obama signed a bill that created… Read more »