Previously: Water and Climate Project Manager, Mountain Studies Institute, Durango, CO
Currently: Program Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild, Santa Fe, NM
Esmé holds an M.S. in Ecohydrological Science and Management from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, and a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.
Her past and on-going work has emphasized the mixed use of watershed landscapes and the coupling between human and natural systems to manage land and water resources at the landscape to regional scale. Esmé’s past research and education have led to projects that examine the interface between hydrologic and riparian systems for the purpose of maintaining stream health and water quality within watersheds.
Esmé’s areas of expertise include stream restoration, water quality monitoring, wetland delineation/restoration, fish population dynamics and management, climate adaptation strategy and resilience planning, alpine plant phenology and vegetation/riparian surveys.
During Esmé's time at MSI she lead MSI's Alpine Lakes Water and Air Quality Monitoring project, Mancos River Restoration and Resiliency Building, Animas River Water Quality Monitoring, and Vallecito Creek Water Quality Sampling efforts. She was integral in MSI's climate initiative, including the San Juan Basin Social-Ecological Climate Response, and the San Juan Climate Resiliency network, as well as writing MSI's Climate Adaptation and Wetlands Management booklets. Esmé additionally coordinated brand strategies for MSI, web design and upkeep, event planning and media marketing for MSI, as well as outreach events such as the annual San Juan Mining And Reclamation Conference.
Esmé is a frequent traveler and photographer, and now lives in Santa Fe, NM where she works for the Forest Stewards Guild as a Program Coordinator. Get in touch with Esmé: firstname.lastname@example.org