This week former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury sounded an urgent call to action to protect Oregon’s Rogue River. Their opinion editorial ran in the Oregonian. In 1968, the Rogue was one of the first… 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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I last wrote about the Hemlock Dam located on Trout Creek in Washington state in August, when the dam removal was completed by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, with funding from American Rivers, NOAA, and numerous other partners. Along with the dam… Read more »
Last month I blogged about the start of dam removal on Hemlock Dam and stream restoration on Trout Creek, a tributary to the Wind River in Washington . This week, the exciting news is that the dam removal is complete, and the stream channel has been r… Read more »
It’s an exciting summer for steelhead in the Wind River watershed, WA. Starting this week, a dam removal is taking place all summer long on Trout Creek, a tributary to the Wind River, located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The Hemlock Da… Read more »
For all of us who have waited to see Wild and Scenic protections finally provided to some of Mount Hood’s wildest rivers, well, this week’s vote in the House of Representatives means we will just have to wait a little bit longer. The Omnibus Public Lan… Read more »
I am so excited to tell you about a new film produced with support from American Rivers. Click here to see “Run, Rogue, Run.” The film premiered this past weekend (November 7th and 8th) at two Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festivals in Medford and… Read more »