Kelly Janes is a water resource planner who specializes in collaborative watershed planning, including: flood risk management, coastal storm damage reduction, navigation, recreation, and river, wetland and coastal ecosystem restoration. Kelly is currently an Environmental Resource Specialist for the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working on several projects in the Willamette Valley, including fish passage projects to address impacts to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids and native bull trout. Previously, Kelly worked for the Corps' San Francisco District as the lead Planner on several ecosystem restoration, navigation, and flood risk management projects. Her largest projects included the Dry Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project to restore 6 miles of critical stream habitat for endangered coho salmon in Northern California as well as the Corte Madera Flood Risk Management Project located in Ross, CA. In addition to her work at the Corps, Kelly is also a co-founder and program manager for International Watershed Partners, a small non-profit organization which promote healthy watersheds by facilitating collaborative projects between young professionals and disadvantaged communities around the world. Her main interest is in how collaborative and integrated water resource planning that can accommodate and utilize natural process to create resilient ecosystems and human communities.
Former Graduate Student | Environmental Resource Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers