Rebecca is the Director of the Southern Rockies Region, working to develop program capacity working with the Forest Service to implement restoration projects in Arizona and Colorado, while connecting the American people to their public lands. Rebecca works to implement effective community-based conservation partnerships, including: the conservation campaign site on the White River National Forest – Camp Hale, a nascent In-Lieu-Fee program for compensatory wetlands mitigation, the development of a new campaign to support sustainable recreation on Colorado’s highest peaks, and fostering the Ski Conservation Fund. In Arizona, Rebecca works on implementing operation and management of the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, development of a new Southern Arizona Forest Fund, and facilitation and operation of the Cragin Watershed Protection Project.
In this current position with NFF, Rebecca works with private sector supporters, businesses, cities, state authorities for management, universities, other NGOs, and foundations.
Prior to starting at NFF, Rebecca worked at the Salt River Project (SRP) in the Water Rights and Contracts group. Rebecca worked on issues associated with water policy and management, strategic watershed initiatives, and the development of partnerships and other projects that protect water resources for SRP shareholders while also promoting watershed restoration efforts.
Prior to SRP, Rebecca worked for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and has experience in federal land planning, natural resource and wildlife management, environmental regulations, and endangered species biology and monitoring.