Jessie Olson

Executive Director

jolson [at] watershed [dot] center

Jessie Olson has worked professionally in the field of ecological restoration since 2003, overseeing restoration and land management projects with non-profits, land trusts, and in the private sector. She holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at U.C. Berkeley, where she focused on river and wetland restoration design and planning. Jessie joined LWOG in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and management of LWOG. In her short tenure at LWOG, Jessie secured over 10 million dollars of funding for flood recovery work on private lands in Left Hand Creek Watershed. She is also working with LWOG staff to set up a long-term maintenance and monitoring (adaptive management) program to ensure long term success of our many projects. Jessie loves all things associated with river restoration projects from stakeholder collaboration, to design development, to implementation, to post-project monitoring and maintenance. Jessie lives in Lafayette, CO, with her husband Brian and daughter Margot but considers Left Hand Creek to be her home watershed.