The Platte River, and the ecological and social communities that depend on it, are facing ever- ncreasing demands for water, while certainty over when and how much water the Platte will provide is decreasing. To face this challenge, the National Audubon Society and partners are rolling-out the Platte River Initiative to support a balancing of multiple needs through a collaborative ecosystem approach to water management.
Many of us are familiar with the role that the Platte River plays in the Sandhill Crane migration during the spring and fall. Many other species depend upon the Platte, and the areas near it, for places to live. Agricultural and recreational demands also factor into the management of the river and water in it.
Melissa Mosier is the new Platte River Program Manager for National Audubon. Melissa will work to organize and expand conservation efforts throughout the Platte River watershed in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. Much of her work will center around engaging and strengthening existing partnerships with other conservation organizations and agencies working within the Platte River Basin, as well as seeking out new ones. Melissa is excited about the opportunity to work with so many others who are knowledgeable about, and committed to improving, the ecological sustainability of the Platte River watershed.
Melissa Mosier worked in the Water Planning division at the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources for the past 7 years, and for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, and the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance before that. She has a Master’s degree from UNL in Natural Resource Sciences with a minor in Water Planning and Management, and a specialization in Human Dimensions.
Please join us via Zoom on Friday, November 13, at 7 PM when Melissa will present a program about the Platte River and the challenges to manage it.
How to attend our program using ZOOM
When: Nov 13, 2020 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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