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 »
Michael oversees our work to protect and restore the rivers of Washington state.
Michael joined American Rivers in 2000, working out of our Washington, D.C. headquarters on our campaign to restore the Snake River and its salmon. He moved back home to the Puget Sound area in 2003 to work out of our Seattle office — where he continues to work on Columbia-Snake River issues among others. Prior to that he 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
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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 »
Yakima River, WA | Michael Garrity Last Thursday, new Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee appeared before a photo of the Yakima River at his weekly press conference to announce his first legislative action: Introducing a bill to the state legislature (HB… Read more »
Spawning salmon on the Cle Elum River, WA | American Rivers Last week on the way home from a conference in Ellensburg, Washington put on by the Washington State section of the American Water Resources Association (a great organization the Washingtonian… Read more »
Originally published on Crosscut.com. Authors: Peter Dykstra is Pacific Northwest regional director for The Wilderness Society. Michael Garrity is Washington state conservation director for American Rivers. Steve Malloch is senior water program manager… Read more »
For nearly three years, I’ve been working with the Yakama Indian Nation and conservation partners at the National Wildlife Federation, The Wilderness Society, and Trout Unlimited (among others) to negotiate a package of habitat restoration and protecti… Read more »
Any day now, Federal District Judge James A. Redden of Portland, OR is expected to issue his ruling on the 2010 Biological Opinion (BiOp) for the Columbia and Snake rivers. The BiOp, also known as the federal salmon plan, governs operations of the fed… Read more »
This coming Monday there is a court hearing that will help determine the future of the Columbia and Snake rivers and their salmon. At stake is the legality of a plan for operating the federal dams on the Columbia and lower Snake — American Rivers and… Read more »