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Travis Williams has worked in river conservation since the 1990s and since 2000 has led Willamette Riverkeeper, a nonprofit organization that focuses on clean water, habitat restoration, and low-impact river recreation, principally in canoes and kayaks. Previously, he worked for American Rivers and Conservation International in Washington DC. He is an avid canoeist who has traveled many western rivers and photographed their natural beauty. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Portland State University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from The Johns Hopkins University. A fifth-generation Oregonian who grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, he was on the Willamette River with friends at a young age. He can often be found paddling the Willamette, as well as other western rivers, with his two daughters and his partner, Sandra. Among his biggest priorities for river restoration is to reconnect side channels and floodplains to the Willamette River.
Books by Travis Williams
The Willamette River Field Guide by Travis Williams