Kelly Mott Lacroix is a Hydrologist and Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Forest Service in the National Forest System with the Watersheds, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants staff in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Forest Service in August of 2016 she was a senior research analyst and principal investigator at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, where she led efforts to build a geospatial database of environmental flow needs for the deserts of the United States and Mexico, complete a water supply and demand study for a rural watershed in eastern Arizona, and study effective mechanisms of stakeholder engagement in water management. Dr. Mott Lacroix has a Ph.D. in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and an M.S. in Environmental Planning from the University of Arizona.


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Issues around water as a resource consistently top the list of environmental concerns in the United States, especially when they relate to water supply and quality. However, the large-scale nature of water issues means it is often challenging for individuals to discover, learn, and act to positively impact local water resources as well as the …

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