Western Water Program Director
Monique lives in Durango, Colorado along the Animas River and co-owns Table to Farm Compost – the local food waste recycling business for La Plata County. She works with the agricultural community in the four corners region by providing high quality compost that supports soil health, water conservation, and agricultural production. As the Western Water Program Director for WLA, Monique is working to support landowners in the Colorado River Basin to address water shortages and related land management challenges facing the West. Monique brings twenty years of collaborative conservation experience to her work at WLA.
Monique was a founder of the Chama Peak Land Alliance and served as the first Executive Director for this conservation-minded private landowner organization in Colorado and New Mexico. During her tenure, she was instrumental in forming the San Juan Watershed Partnership and launched efforts to restore forest and watershed health over a 1.4 million-acre area in the Rio Grande and San Juan headwaters. Throughout her career, Monique has raised millions of dollars from a variety of funding sources to support conservation projects and large landscape restoration. Monique will pull from this experience as she works with landowners to ensure they have a seat at the table in the water dialogue unfolding across the West, as well as increasing their capacity to implement on-the-ground stewardship projects in the Colorado River Basin.