New TU Wyoming Water Policy Advisor to Support Watershed Group and Snake River Flows

Trout Unlimited is pleased to announce that Kathy Lynch has re-joined TU as Wyoming Water Policy Advisor in January 2024. Kathy will be adding capacity to our Jackson-based team in support of the new Snake River Headwaters Watershed Group and our continued attention to flows from Jackson Lake Dam. A native of southeast Idaho, Kathy has recreated in the outdoors her entire life and has a strong affinity for the rivers of the Greater Yellowstone region.  She holds a B.S. in Biology from Montana State University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.  Drawing on this background, she has advocated on behalf of coldwater fisheries and sportsmen in a variety of ways, including as Rocky Mountain Energy Counsel and Wyoming Counsel for TU from 2007-2011.  During these years with TU, Kathy worked to identify and mitigate impacts to coldwater fisheries from energy development, as well as on stream reconnection and restoration projects. Outside of her time with TU, Kathy has represented energy industry, real estate, and other clients before state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  She also served on the Board of the Jackson Hole Chapter of TU from 2003-2007. Kathy is thrilled to once again be a part of the TU team, and she enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors with her family.