In a changing climate, Iowa’s “Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund” is a model initiative that will reduce flood risk and protect water quality. This summer, Iowa experienced one of the rainiest summer’s since th… 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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The intensification of farming has artificially drained and compacted the land increasing flooding throughout the nation. In fact, runoff from farms is the leading source of impairments to surveyed rivers and lakes and is a major contributor to the Gu… Read more »
In an e-mail to his constituents yesterday, Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg demonstrated his solid leadership and vision on flood management. Hogg described a recent tour of five Iowan counties with the sole purpose of learning more about “the poten… Read more »
With the House expected to vote this week on a bill (HR 1264, the “Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009”) to expand the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to include coverage for windstorms, we hope you will join us in asking Congress… Read more »
This week is National Flood Awareness Week, so when I heard that NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams would be broadcasting a “Fleecing of America” story on FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Policy (NFIP), I eagerly tuned in. I was hoping to fina… Read more »