American Rivers is redesigning this and other San Francisquito culverts to improve steelhead passage in the watershed. American Rivers’ staff are making great progress in San Francisquito Creek, which was listed as #5 on our list of America’s Most Enda… Read more »
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.Green River
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West Henniker Creek, NH | American Rivers This blog is a part of our series this month on River Restoration Challenges. Dam owners come in all stripes. Many are private individuals, but others are government entities, companies, and even non-profits. R… Read more »
San francisquito, CA Searsville Dam | Matt Stoecker As part of our River Restoration Challenges Series this month, today I am talking about overcoming obstacles in order to remove the Searsville Dam on San Francisquito Creek in California. Over the las… Read more »
School of Juvenile Chinook Salmon| © USFWS In celebration of the upcoming World Fish Migration Day on May 24th, below we share 10 fun facts about migratory fish! When most people think of migratory fish, they think of salmon and other anadromous s… Read more »
Searsch for Steelhead, San Francisquito Creek, CA | © Kerri McLean My search for steelhead on San Francisquito Creek yesterday didn’t yield any fish, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Despite a major ongoing drought in California… Read more »
Most of the time I use the law to protect rivers, but sometimes I get to get on the ground to help remove dams! The best part about being a professional dam buster is that it requires all sorts of skills, from project management, to collaboration and n… Read more »
Bonde Weir, San Francisquito Creek, CA | © American Rivers Thanks to the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District and countless partners who pitched in over the last decade, Bonde Weir on San Francisquito Creek in Palo Alto has been removed, imp… Read more »
Garter snake on Sisquoc River, CA flicks his tongue onthe water to attract small fish | Kerri McClean On a hike in Los Padres National Forest outside of Santa Barbara, CA, I saw this aquatic garter snake while rock-hopping across Manzana Creek. Aquati… Read more »