Abby Burk & Samantha Grant

Abby brings a lifetime love of rivers, particularly of the Colorado River and its tributaries.  She 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.

Samantha comes to Audubon Rockies with a strong background in environmental conservation, Colorado's Water Plan, and western agricultural water management practices. Samantha partners her dedication to environmental conservation with a focus on building a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient water future for Colorado. She holds a master's degree in sustainability planning and management from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she focused her work on environmental policy and water resource management.

Articles by Abby Burk & Samantha Grant

Stream Restoration Touches the Ground Through People
Western Rivers Initiative

Stream Restoration Touches the Ground Through People

— Translating Colorado‚Äôs new stream restoration law for birds and people.
Meeting the Moment for Bird and River Conservation
Western Rivers Initiative

Meeting the Moment for Bird and River Conservation

— Colorado Water Plan public comment period closes September 30.
For Colorado to Thrive, We Need All its Waters to Thrive
Western Rivers Initiative

For Colorado to Thrive, We Need All its Waters to Thrive

— Audubon Rockies and our partners oppose the water export from the San Luis Valley.