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Fay Hartman

Conservation Director, Colorado River Basin Program

Fay connects communities in the Colorado River Basin to their local rivers. She strives to raise the profile of rives and demonstrate the values and benefits they have for our communities and the environment. Fay works on innovative policy, program, and project solutions to conserve water in the urban, agricultural, and energy sectors to ensure that the rivers and streams in the region are healthy for local and regional economies, sustainable agriculture, and world-class recreation.

You can often find Fay outside adventuring and exploring the amazing spaces in and around Colorado’s rivers with her dog Henry and her husband Peter.

Fay joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to that she interned with Wisconsin State Representative Cory Mason, and was the Economic Research Assistant for Clean Wisconsin’s water program.

Education: B.S. in Agriculture and Applied Economics and Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Favorite River: Kickapoo River