Kate Fitzpatrick is a Program Director at the Deschutes River Conservancy where she leads strategy development and implementation to restore streamflows and water quality in the Deschutes Basin of Oregon. The DRC uses market-based incentives and a collaborative community-based approach to reallocate water rights to restore instream flows to dewatered streams. Previous to Kate’s nine years at the DRC, she worked in community-based forest management, restoration ecology, policy research, and outdoor education. She has a graduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon and a BA in Geology from Colgate University. She loves all forms of water and spends as much time as possible on rivers and snow with her two sons.