The Water Rights bill will be disastrous for river and public lands | © Subindie Every flood begins with one drop of water. It can also be said that every avalanche begins with a snowflake. As winter sets in across the country and our outdoor purs… Read more »
Matt works with natural resource agencies and the U.S. Congress to implement the goals and objectives of the organization’s Water Supply Program and related efforts in Washington, DC, with work primarily focused on the Colorado River Basin to achieve specific federal policy outcomes that transform water management in the Western U.S. and improve ecosystem health.
Matt joined American Rivers in 2012. Prior to that he worked for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as Manager of Congressional Relations focused on Clean Water Act issues. Matt possesses many years of experience in conservation and water quality issues having worked with Oceana, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Save Our Wild Salmon as well.
Matt holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Vermont Law School. Matt lives with his wife and Children in Takoma Park Maryland and is an avid fly fisherman and amateur baseball historian.
J.D. Vermont Law School B.A. University of ConnecticutDeschutes River, Oregon
Blog Posts By This Author
© Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Ask Congress to support robust funding of critical programs that address water supply sustainability in the Colorado River Basin and across the West. Flying into New Mexico a couple of weeks ago, one could have easil… Read more »
Take Action to Protect theColorado River Tell Congress to make a plan to restore the flows on the Colorado River! Making progress means investing in every drop. Kudos to the City of San Diego who seems to be ready to rise to the challenge of restoring… Read more »
Enjoying the Colorado River | Pete McBride Gov. John Hickenlooper has launched a state rebranding initiative, Making Colorado, to stimulate the state’s economy, streamline statewide programs, and reintroduce the state to the rest of the world. T… Read more »
Great poster from HCN publisher, Ed Marston, depicting how the Colorado River basin’s rivers drain into various reservoirs and, from there, into water management systems. Click to enlarge | © HCN For almost 30 years, the Colorado River Basin Plumbing g… Read more »
Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park © Kyler Carpenter As drought continues to loom over much of the Colorado River Basin reservoir capacities are at critically low levels. With the upcoming year not looking at all well for water users in the bas… Read more »
Colorado River Delta | Peter McBride Will there be enough? “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” – W.H. Auden Yesterday, The Bureau of Reclamation issued its Final Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study. Authorized by… Read more »
Colorado River, AZ, NV in 1871 | Timothy O’Sullivan/Library of Congress It is said that each journey begins with one step and that a flood begins with a trickle of water. Over the past couple of weeks the Colorado River may have taken two small, but no… Read more »