In April, American Rivers released our annual report on America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, drawing attention to significant threats facing our rivers. We have been working hard in recent months to encourage progress on these critical issues, and some h… 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
Simkins DamIn an ideal world, we would have the resources to monitor changes in rivers and streams after many of our restoration projects. Monitoring helps us evaluate the river’s recovery following a major change, like the removal of a dam. Unfortunat… Read more »
Bloede Dam | Latrent Smith If you’ve been following our blog for the past couple of months, you have learned that dam removals can take time to complete. It can entail dozens of moving parts (and partners) and several steps to reach the finish line. Fo… Read more »
This is a guest blog from Sarah Kipp with the Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC), who is going to take you on a little tour of Adams County, Pennsylvania. LCAC has recently completed a wonderful land and river protection project using conservation… Read more »
Bear in Bristol Bay rivers | Bob Waldrop In 2011, American Rivers partnered with tribes and other organizations to highlight Bristol Bay Rivers on our annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. Since that time, you have helped us to encourage th… Read more »
Sewer, gas, and water lines created an added challenge to the Easton Dam removal, Lehigh River, PA | PA Fish & Boat Commission As we have been talking about river restoration challenges this month, it is important to recognize that different challe… Read more »
Last month, I shared a photographic journey around the Deer Creek watershed in Maryland with Jim Thompson from Maryland Fisheries Service (Fisheries Service). In this video, Jim explains how they sample for herring eggs in Maryland streams. Today, I wa… Read more »
John C. Boyle Dam, Klamath River | American Rivers Throughout the month of June, we will be talking on our blog and social media about the challenges that we face when doing river restoration projects around the country. In some cases, restoration work… Read more »
Today we have a guest blog from Dr. R. Wilson Laney, Senior Biologist in Fisheries and Ecological Services with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Raleigh, North Carolina. In Celebration of World Fish Migration Day on May 24, Dr. Laney discusses the… Read more »
Bloede Dam, Patapsco River, MD | NOAA Earlier this month, I shared a blog about fish ladders and the challenges that fish face in using them. It turns out that a big storm that week really wreaked havoc on a fish ladder at one of our dam removal projec… Read more »