The Obama Administration has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help improve conditions for fish and wildlife on the Columbia River.
Michael oversees our work to protect and restore the rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin.
Michael joined American Rivers in 2000, working out of our Washington, D.C. headquarters. He moved back home to the Puget Sound area in 2003. Michael serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition and is on the executive committees for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan and the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Office of the Columbia River. Prior to joining American Rivers, Michael was a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals and a legal intern for the Sierra Club.
B.A. in History from the University of Washington, and J.D. and Environmental Law Specialization Certificate from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall)Grande Ronde River
Blog Posts By This Author
A local fishing guide, Bob Rees, explains why he cares about the Columbia River Treaty. The Columbia River is one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015.
Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Columbia River in Washington State. Our guest blogger is W. Thomas Soeldner, a retired Lutheran minister and educator living in Valleyford, Washington, just s… Read more »
Columbia River from Washington | Tony Fischer (Flickr CC) The endangered Columbia River is the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest, cranking out energy and irrigation water for the benefit of millions of Pacific Northwest communities, industries, and fa… Read more »
Cooper River | Michael Garrity A hot, dry summer and lack of winter snowpack are causing severe hardship for the Yakima River basin’s fish and farmers this year, but the basin’s long-term outlook just got a lot brighter. First, on the final day of June… Read more »
This blog was originally published November 12, 2014 on CrossCut.com. Read the original article here Buckley Dam fish kill | White Noise Productions The annual return of salmon to the White River, which flows from the Emmons Glacier on Mount Rainier to… Read more »
The Corps interim policy is a step forward for river health and fish and wildlife habitat | Joe Mabel American Rivers is often critical of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But last week the Corps released a new interim policy that should allow for bet… Read more »
Teanaway River ribbon cutting | © Tom Ring Washington state’s picturesque Teanaway River Valley — home to wolves, elk, salmon, and steelhead trout as well as limitless hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing and fishing opportunities –… Read more »
Submit your comments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to protect fish and wildlife! | © Thomas O’Keefe The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council) is charged with developing a Fish and Wildlife Program to mitigate for the deve… Read more »
This is a guest post from Hannah Mink, Washington State Conservation Intern for American Rivers. Salmon Celebration Ceremony on the Yakima River, WA | © Michael Garrity Witnessed on July 10th, was a historic celebration! With the sun high and temperatu… Read more »