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Ken Neubecker

Colorado Project Director

Ken works to engage communities in the Colorado area to protect river health by reconnecting people to their local rivers through blue trails. He works with local watershed and land trust organizations, as well as local municipalities and the Eagle County Open Space program. Ken works from his office in Carbondale, Colorado.

Ken joined American Rivers in 2013. Prior to that he has been the Director of the Western Rivers Institute and is a past President of Colorado Trout Unlimited. He has been involved with river and water issues on the Eagle and in Colorado for over 20 years. Ken was one of the original organizers of the Eagle River Watershed Council.

Ken is the environmental representative on the Colorado River Basin Roundtable and formerly on the Governor’s Forest Health Advisory Council. Ken was also a part of American Rivers listing of the Fraser River (2005) and the upper Colorado River (2010) on the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® list.

Ken is an avid fly fisherman and river rafter.

Education: BA, Geology (1975), Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.
M.Ed. Experiential and Outdoor Education (1977), University of Colorado, Boulder
Adjunct Faculty with Colorado Mountain College, Carbondale

Favorite River: Eagle River, CO