Garrity, Michael

Author Description

Michael Garrity is American Rivers’ (AR’s) Director for the Rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin. Michael joined American Rivers in 2000, working out of the organization’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. He moved back home to the Puget Sound area in 2003. Michael now leads AR’s efforts to protect and restore the Rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin. Michael serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition and is on the executive committees for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan and the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Office of the Columbia River. Prior to joining American Rivers, Michael was a law clerk for the Washington State Court of Appeals and a legal intern for the Sierra Club. Michael holds a B.A. in History from the University of Washington, and a J.D. and Environmental Law Specialization Certificate from UC Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall).

Authored Reports

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Plan: Strange Bedfellows take Risks, Find Common Ground,Author's Reply - Yakima Water Plan,Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan: Implementing Basin-Scale Water Management & Climate Adaptation,Authors' Responses: Yakima Ri