Polly Hays

Water Program Manager - USFS Rocky Mountain Region

Polly has served as the Forest Service’s Water Program Manager for the 5-state Rocky Mountain Region since 2001. She has regional level responsibilities for a broad set of programs including watershed management and restoration, water quality, and water rights. Prior to coming to Colorado, she worked in California for the Pacific Southwest Region of the USFS with a focus on watershed planning and restoration. Polly earned her master’s degree in Geosciences from the University of Arizona.