Nicole SeltzerColorado River Basin Program Director

Nicole Seltzer

Oak Creek, Colorado

Nicole leads River Network’s efforts to support effective land and water planning in the Western U.S. by strengthening the influence and effectiveness of local coalitions. Through sharing knowledge, coordinating technical assistance programs, and promoting advocacy for healthy rivers, she taps into water’s power to create community and foster wider adoption of sustainable land and water management practices. She believes that within everyone is a river lover!

Prior to joining River Network, Nicole was Executive Director of Water Education Colorado and handled public affairs for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. Her experience ranges from production of Colorado’s premiere publication on water, Headwaters magazine, to leadership development programs to public participation in infrastructure permitting. Nicole has degrees in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas, and in Water Resources from the University of Vermont, but most importantly she has built deep knowledge of western water issues through almost twenty years working in the trenches of water management alongside her friends and colleagues.

Nicole is blessed to work out of the beautiful Yampa River valley of northwest Colorado, where she attempts to get on as many week-long rafting trips as possible and tries to keep up with her friends on mountain bikes and skis, but generally fails.