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Jessica Olson

2017 Water Leaders Class


J OlsonJessie Olson has worked professionally in the field of ecological restoration since 2003, overseeing restoration and land management projects with non-profits, land trusts, and in the private sector. She holds a master's degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at U.C. Berkeley, where she focused on river and wetland restoration design and planning. Jessie joined Left Hand Watershed Oversight Group (LWOG) in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing day to day operations and management of LWOG. In her short tenure at LWOG, Jessie secured over 9 million dollars of funding for river restoration planning and implementation projects on private lands in Left Hand Creek Watershed. She is also working with LWOG staff to carryout activities and projects within LWOG's Stewardship, Outreach and Education, and Watershed Science Programs. Jessie loves all things associated with river restoration projects from stakeholder collaboration, to design development, to implementation, to post-project monitoring and maintenance. Jessie lives in Lafayette, CO, with her husband Brian and daughter Margot but considers Left Hand Creek to be her home watershed.


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