Jessie Thomas-Blate

Associate Director, River Restoration; Coordinator, Most Endangered Rivers

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 University

Rappahannock River


Blog Posts By This Author

Good Relationships And A Conservation Strategy At Work In The Potomac Highlands: A Summary Of Potomac Conservancy’s Shenandoah Valley Priority Lands Project

Today we have a guest blog from Emily Warner, former Land Protection Director at Potomac Conservancy. Emily’s team just completed a conservation easement project in western Virginia that American Rivers funded through our partnership with the Env… Read more »