Kerri McLean

Associate Director of California River Restoration

Kerri leads American Rivers stream barrier removal work in California, applying her legal and regulatory expertise to restore rivers in the state.  She provides technical assistance throughout local watersheds to encourage removal of dams and other barriers that impede native salmon and steelhead runs to restore healthy, free-flowing rivers.

Kerri joined American Rivers in 2013.  Kerri is an attorney specializing in energy, environmental, and water law.  Before joining American Rivers, she was an associate and cleantech program manager at Morrison & Foerster LLP. 
Kerri also co-founded and served as executive director of Paddle for the Presidency, a nonprofit organization which registered voters and educated them about environmental issues through a canoe expedition down the entire length of the Mississippi River, a total of 2,320 miles.

Kerri received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She received her B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Colorado College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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