Enlarge map The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to open the fourth and final major floodway on the Mississippi River to ease pressure on levees and save populated areas from record-breaking floods. To begin relieving the flooding, the Bonnet Car… Read more »
Shana works with Members of Congress, relevant government agencies, and other decision-makers to advocate for 21st Century solutions to flood control to increase natural resilience against flood disasters. Shana’s focus is on the Mississippi River basin and she coordinates her efforts with American Rivers’ field efforts in California, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Pacific Northwest.
Shana joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to joining American Rivers, Shana worked at the Georgia Conservancy as their Water Program Manager where she advocated the establishment of a comprehensive statewide water plan for Georgia, aggressive water conservation, and enough clean water for all Georgians. She also previously worked for the Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity program at the Smithsonian Institution and for the Peace Corps, where she trained Nicaraguan farmers in soil and water conservation practices.
Master of Science in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development Program from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Political Science at Syracuse University.Conasauga River
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America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2011 Is your river on the list? Sign up to be the first to learn about America’s Most Endangered Rivers. * First Name: * Last Name: * Email: ZIP: Yes! I want to learn more about issues affecting our nation’s rivers…. Read more »
In an NBC interview on the Mississippi River flooding, Andrew Fahlund, senior vice president of Conservation for American Rivers, talks about history repeating itself as we lose more wetlands and floodplains and as more people are being put in harm’s w… Read more »
When the US Army Corps of Engineers blew the levee at Birds Point and the New Madrid Floodway, it sparked a heated debate. We can ask whether this particular by-pass was a idea or not, but that decision was made 80 years ago, right or wrong. One thing… Read more »
In our changing climate, farmers are uniquely poised to provide cost-effective green infrastructure solutions, such as protecting and restoring rivers, floodplains, wetlands, and upland areas that can reduce the risk of flooding and keep people out of… Read more »
[Part 2 of a series on the floods in the Midwest – read part 1 here] Throughout much of American history, rivers have been treated as problems that must be “solved” through large scale and expensive engineering projects. The result? R… Read more »
Cairo, IL flooding on both of those rivers. Photo 2011 John Blair It’s been over a month since NOAA released their spring flood forecast warning that the stage was set for potential widespread, record flooding in the Midwest for the third consecu… Read more »
As our hearts go out to those Ohio residents who continue to recover from early spring flooding, it emphasizes how important the National Flood Insurance Program is. The National Flood Insurance Program was established to help communities afford the co… Read more »
Take Action to Support Clean Water Take a moment right now to urge your Senators to reject cuts to hard-won conservation programs Your call today will come at a very important time when the Senate is back in session. A quick phone call to your Senator… Read more »
Download the “Natural Defenses” report Throughout history, we have built up and encroached upon the areas that naturally provide us with multiple benefits – our rivers, floodplains, wetlands, and upland areas. For far too long we have igno… Read more »