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Brandon Parsons

Conservation Associate Director

Brandon joined American Rivers in 2019 and is based in Seattle, Washington. He leads our floodplain restoration efforts and assists with dam removals throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a registered Landscape Architect whose work focuses on developing integrated watershed plans and projects that reduce flood risk, improve habitat and create high quality open spaces for all. Brandon now works closely with industry leaders, NGOs, Federal and State agencies, and policy makers to develop multibenefit projects that balance development pressures with ecosystem recovery in the face of climate change.

Prior to joining American Rivers, Brandon lead a series of river corridor masterplans and flood recovery efforts for communities throughout Colorado. He served as an Executive Board Member of the Colorado chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and Denver Trout Unlimited (DTU). Brandon has a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and is a visiting lecturer at his alma mater.