BOARD AND OFFICERS.
Executive Director of Futaleufú Riverkeeper
Community Action Grants Program Officer at Rainforest Action Network
Sustainability Manager at University of Missouri
STAFF AND ADVISORS.
Konrad Fisher, Director
Konrad is a lifelong advocate for equity between current and future generations. For 20+ years, he has conducted public-interest advocacy and research focused on water, climate, and economic policy. As Director of Water Climate Trust, Konrad coordinates policy advocacy to achieve verifiable climate mitigation and water allocation that prioritizes ecosystems and the human right to water. Previously, as Director of Klamath Riverkeeper, Konrad advanced multi-stakeholder campaigns to un-dam the Klamath River and uphold laws protecting rivers from excessive water diversions. Before that, he coordinated a campaign that achieved representation for Native American Tribes within California's Integrated Regional Water Management planning process. He also has coordinated media relations for the Mobilization for Climate Justice; researched U.N. carbon offset projects in India for Focus on the Global South, and worked as a writer in Central American. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in International Relations & Economics.
Ashia Grae Wolf Wilson,
Ashia is a freshman at the University of Oregon where she studies environmental policy and the Klamath language. Ashia has also been a dedicated volunteer with the non-profit organization Rios to Rivers where she participated in three international youth exchanges across North and South America. As a high school student, Ashia was heavily involved in her tribal community and worked to found the Klamath Tribes Youth Leadership Council. Ashia's interviews have appeared in documentary films and Vanity Fair Magazine.
Paul Kibel, Advisor
Paul is a law professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and Natural Resource Counsel at Water & Power Law Group. Paul is an advisor to Water Climate Trust and will co-author a report with Water Climate Trust's Director about the California Reasonable Use Doctrine and Public Trust Doctrine. Water Climate Trust shares its San Francisco office with Water Power Law Group. Water Climate Trust’s Director worked previously with Water Power Law Group to draft provisions in the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 to protect stream and river flows from excessive groundwater pumping.
Don Mooney, Advisor
Don has practiced environmental and water law for nearly 30 years. He represents national and local environmental organizations throughout California in the areas of water law, land use, and endangered species protection. Since 1991, Don has represented the Owens Valley Committee in its continuing battles with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to protect instream flows in the Owens River. In 1996, Don began working with Konrad Fisher (now Director of Water Climate Trust) to end an unlawful water diversion from a Klamath River tributary that regularly killed endangered juvenile salmon. This work ultimately led to a historic California Water Board hearing in 2018, and a temporary enforcement action by California that stopped an unlawful diversion and prevented salmon and steelhead from being stranded and killed.
Philip Albers Jr., Advisor
Phil is the Karuk Tribal TANF Cultural Activities Coordinator. He has worked within the Karuk Tribal community and neighboring communities his whole life. He has facilitated trainings on Cultural Ethics, Cultural Practices and Tribal History for the Klamath River Tribal communities and within academic settings across Northern California and Southern Oregon. Phil has also been a water advocate since 1995 with individuals who formed Water Climate Trust. He has participated in numerous Klamath River advocacy efforts across Oregon and California. Phil graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. in Athletic Training, a Certificate in Native American Studies and a Karuk Language Teaching Credential.