Watershed Staff

Shayna Jones, Director

Shayna Jones is currently the Director of the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, responsible for managing the day to day operations of the organization, as well as overseeing and managing projects and initiatives currently underway in the Big Thompson – including fundraising, planning, building relationships with project partners, and implementation projets. Shayna was the Coalition’s first staff member and joined the Coalition in June of 2015. Before joining the Coalition, she spent the last ten years working on conservation issues in Colorado and across the West, including endangered species issues, stream and wetland mitigation, conservation finance, and environmental markets. She has a M.S. in Conservation Leadership and the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland. When not working on watershed issues, she can be found exploring the various rock climbing spots along the Big Thompson River and across the Front Range, and occasionally dragging her colleagues and others along.

Tracy Wendt, Project Manager

Larger Tracy and Gus

Tracy is the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition’s Project Manager. Her responsibilities include managing Coalition planning and implementation projects; coordinating with other entities performing work on the Big Thompson River; fundraising, grant-writing, and outreach related to projects; and looking for future project and partnership opportunities for the Coalition. Prior to joining BTWC in July of 2016, Tracy coordinated river projects in Montana as an employee of Montana Trout Unlimited and then in Wyoming as the Aquatic Habitat Project Biologist for Wyoming Game & Fish Department in Lander. Tracy received her M.S. and B.S. in Resource Conservation with a minor in Restoration Ecology from the University of Montana and received fluvial geomorphology training from Wildland Restoration. She serves as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, as well as editor for that entity’s newsletter. In her off-hours, you can find her on a river with her dogs Gus and Huck – probably untangling her fishing line from the nearest tree.

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