Abby Burk

Abby Burk

Western Rivers Regional Program Manager

Abby Burk brings a lifetime love of rivers, particularly of the Colorado River and its tributaries.  As the western rivers regional program manager for Audubon Rockies, Abby promotes cultural change in water use and river conservation through interacting with government representatives, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, businesses, and by recruiting and training community leaders. She has deep ecological management experience and is committed to advancing riparian habitat and stream resiliency through advocacy and action. She is passionate about (re)connecting people to their rivers. Abby most recently taught college courses in biology and environmental science and previous to that was an environmental consultant for eight years. She is an awarded educator and environmental steward. Abby holds a B.S. in biology and an interdisciplinary masters of education, with ecology and hydrology concentrations. As an avid whitewater kayaker Abby enjoys time on western rivers as often as possible.

Articles by Abby Burk

Beavers Offer Help for Western Waters
Western Rivers Initiative

Beavers Offer Help for Western Waters

— Beavers are a key partner in protecting and restoring western streams, watersheds, and habitat.
Boosting Water Reliability for Birds and People
Western Rivers Initiative

Boosting Water Reliability for Birds and People

— Process-based restoration: restoring natural river processes
Two Wins for Rivers in a Dry Year
Western Rivers Initiative

Two Wins for Rivers in a Dry Year

— Audubon secures protections for Colorado rivers.
Audubon Boosts Water Awareness and Funding for Birds and People
Western Rivers Initiative

Audubon Boosts Water Awareness and Funding for Birds and People

— A recap of water in the 2021 Colorado legislative session.
Double Threat to Colorado’s Water Quality and Habitats
Western Rivers Initiative

Double Threat to Colorado’s Water Quality and Habitats

— The Navigable Water Protections Rule and a change to an antidegradation rule pose serious risks.
Colorado’s Wetlands and Streams Urgently Need Protections
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado’s Wetlands and Streams Urgently Need Protections

— A quarter of Colorado’s stream miles and wetlands just lost protection.
Colorado Water Plan Update Is Underway
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado Water Plan Update Is Underway

— Help define this moment for birds, rivers, and people.
Colorado Water Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado Water Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session

— The decisions we make around water impact everyone—birds, people, and the environment.
Water Wins in the Colorado Election
Western Rivers Initiative

Water Wins in the Colorado Election

— Audubon and our partners backed local water funding measures that will generate nearly $8 million annually.