Meg Belais
Northwest Programs Director

Meg brings over a decade of experience working on water management, policy and restoration to The Freshwater Trust, blending field experience with policy and programmatic oversight. Previously she worked in Colorado and California in natural resources and water management through state and federal government service, as well as in the nonprofit sector, including aiding in the creation of Colorado’s first state water plan with the Colorado Water Conservation Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in environmental policy, management and law from the University of Colorado. As the Northwest Programs Director, Meg focuses on the successful management and development of Water Quality Trading and restoration programs, and works towards integrated conservation strategies across the organization. Outside the office, Meg enjoys time on a trail and cooking with her family.

Meg’s Why: TFT brings so many threads together — science, implementation, policy, technology — all to bear on the vital and personally meaningful work to restore freshwater ecosystems. I am continually encouraged by the dedication, energy and thoughtfulness of the people I work alongside.

Home River: Willamette River, Oregon