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Steve Rothert

California Director

Steve has served as Director of American Rivers’ California Regional Office since 2002. In addition to overseeing office operations, he manages American Rivers’ programs in California related to hydropower reform, anadromous fish restoration, dam removal, climate change and water supply.

Steve joined American Rivers in 2001. Prior to that he directed the Southern Africa Program for International Rivers Network based in Botswana, was Director of the national Hydropower Reform Coalition, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the fisheries program in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Education: B.S. in Ecology from University of California at Los Angeles, and M.S. in River Sciences from University of California-Berkeley

Favorite River: North Fork American River