Meg Belais
Implementation Programs Manager

Meg brings a wide array of experience working with both nongovernmental and governmental organizations on water issues to The Freshwater Trust. Previously she worked in Colorado and California in natural resources and water management, 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 Implementation Programs Manager, Meg is responsible for the day-to-day management of restoration programs towards integrated conservation strategies. She works to improve resourcing across the organization while effectively administering programs and projects to successful outcomes. Outside the office, Meg can be found on an outdoor adventure, working on house projects, or eating delicious food 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