The Wild and Scenic Chetco River has stunning emerald-green and turquoise waters, amazing recreational opportunities, and provides clean drinking water to over 20,000 people in Brookings and Harbor in southern Oregon. It also hosts runs of massive King… Read more »
Kavita campaigns for the protection and designation of Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon by working with local communities and conservation partners. Kavita also coordinates the Northwest American Rivers-NOAA Community Based Restoration Partnership grant program, which provides funding to local communities to restore rivers and enhance native fish passage.
Kavita joined American Rivers in 2008. She is a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, and before joining the organization, she developed research on the effects of climate change in the Merced River Basin in Yosemite National Park. She also completed a master’s thesis that examined solutions to stormwater pollution in the trans-border Tijuana River Watershed between the U.S. and Mexico.
Prior to her work in the United States, Kavita spent three years as a Country Development Officer for the Woodland Trust in the United Kingdom, where she managed one of the most successful forest acquisition and protection campaigns in the Trust’s history. She also worked in Nepal at the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development where she developed a transboundary conservation strategy for the Eastern Himalaya.
B.A. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in theUnited Kingdom, Masters of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political ScienceRogue River
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Photo courtesy of Save Our Chetco River Almost one year ago American Rivers listed the Wild and Scenic Chetco River in Oregon as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™. The Chetco River is a beautiful Oregon gem of a river with crystal clear… Read more »
The Molalla River Alliance is kicking off a Molalla River discovery series week. The series is entitled THE MOLALLA RIVER…….More Than Meets The Eye: A Discovery Series: Field Trips on the Molalla River. The Opening Night on Thursday, Marc… Read more »
I like to think of the Molalla River as the prettiest river you’ve never heard of. It’s truly a hidden gem, originating in the headwaters of the Table Rock Wilderness and tumbling through old growth forest on its way to join the Willamette… Read more »
After years of analysis and negotiation, Gold Ray dam is coming out this summer! Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River is an old hydroelectric dam that has not been used for power generation for several decades, but has been a significant barrier to salmon a… Read more »
It’s great news today for a little know Oregon gem – the River Styx in the Oregon Caves National Monument. Today the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources decided to move legislation forward that would designate the River Styx as the… Read more »
On a wet, green spring day this week I joined several of our Molalla River Alliance partners and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley (D) for a short rafting trip along the Molalla River. From its headwaters beyond Table Rock Wilderness in the Cascade Range, th… Read more »
American Rivers wants to encourage our members and supporters to volunteer for a river cleanup along the Molalla River. The Molalla River is nestled in the Willamette Valley, only 50 miles from Portland, Oregon. From its headwaters beyond Table Rock Wi… Read more »
It is really great to see the recent rankings of the 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, compiled by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which listed Oregon’s Molalla River Wild and Scenic legislation as number 11 out of 14 in a national short… Read more »
Climate change will fundamentally impact our streams and rivers in ways that threaten species, ecosystems, and communities. In the Northwest region, we are already concerned that increased rain and flooding in the winter, coupled with decreasing summer… Read more »