April Club Meeting
Next OWA Meeting
Meeting link will be sent out via H2OAddicts and posted in the OWA Facebook group
What: River Restoration
Who: Alex Johnson
When: April 14, 2021 6:30pm
Where: via Zoom
Alex directs program funding activities for The Freshwater Trust. He has led the analysis, development and implementation of some of the first water quality trading programs in the Pacific Northwest. He has deep experience working directly with private and public entities to develop watershed restoration solutions for Clean Water Act compliance or to achieve voluntary conservation goals. He directed The Freshwater Trust’s engagement with new partners and programs, and in developing the financial mechanisms and models necessary to achieve scalable environmental outcomes nationally. Alex holds a BS in Economics and a Certificate of Markets & Management from Duke University, and is also a member of a two-state family farming operation that produces wheat, barley and timber.
And Alex is a member of OWA!
Presentation: River Restoration/The Freshwater Trust
With more than 37 years of on-the-ground experience, The Freshwater Trust (TFT) is the largest restoration-focused organization in the Pacific Northwest and the second largest conservation group based in Oregon. TFT has a unique mix of in-house staff expertise, ranging from fish biologists and hydrologists to GIS experts, business and conservation systems analysts, attorneys and ecosystem services analysts. TFT was formed by the merger of Oregon Trout and the Oregon Water Trust, and has worked in nearly all of the regions of Oregon over its history. Current Oregon programs focus on the health of the Rogue, Upper Willamette, John Day and Deschutes rivers as well as the broader Columbia River basin. TFT works to implement actions and projects to improve both water quantity and water quality, as well as leading on cutting-edge research and technology to fix rivers faster and at scale. Members can learn more at www.thefreshwatertrust.org.