River Conservation Fellowship: Accepting Applications


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Hoback River, WY | Scott Bosse

Application Deadline: January 18, 2013

For anyone interested in engaging communities, preserving our water resources, and becoming a leader in the world of river conservation, the Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship is the opportunity of a lifetime.          

American Rivers launched the fellowship program in 2007, with the intent of training and inspiring a new generation of river conservation leaders and activists. The fellowship honors Tony Lapham, a former American Rivers board member and passionate supporter of river conservation. Now in its fifth year, the fellowship has spurred unique research on topics like headwater stream preservation, flood mitigation, and sustainable water strategies for a changing climate.          

Every other year, American Rivers selects one fellow to create an original research project focused on a specific area of river conservation. Throughout the two year duration of the project, the fellow has a chance to learn from and interact with American Rivers staff, who act as a support team as the project progresses. The fellowship also offers opportunities to engage multiple players in the river conservation field by participating in meetings with federal officials, attending congressional hearings, receiving lobbying and communications training, and more.  

Applications for the 2013-2015 Lapham Fellowship will be accepted until January 18th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements, as well as more information on the Lapham Fellowship.