Monique Leslie
Senior Restoration Project Manager

Monique brings several years of experience in ecological monitoring, botany and project management to The Freshwater Trust. Prior to joining The Freshwater Trust, she worked in the Willamette Valley, OR, Yellowstone National Park, WY and Nicaragua on restoration and conservation projects with various organizations, including Portland State University, Green Empowerment, Institute for Applied and Ecology, and Yellowstone Ecological Research Station. She started with the Freshwater Trust in 2012 as a research fellow studying vegetation monitoring and topographic survey techniques before stepping into the role of Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator. Monique holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a master’s degree in environmental management from Portland State University. As a Restoration Project Manager, she ensures the success of habitat restoration projects by implementing the latest and most effective conservation practices. Conservation research and monitoring are other focuses of her work. When not in the field on assignment, Monique enjoys spending time in the wilderness, gardening, trying new recipes and foods, travelling and working on home projects.

Home River: Salmon River, Oregon