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Will Patric,

Executive Director

Will has directed Rivers Without Borders since 2008. He has more than three decades of conservation advocacy experience engaging in campaigns for many wild places. A Canadian and U.S. citizen with two environmental degrees, Will is based in northwest Washington in close proximity to Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle. He feels extraordinarily privileged to be advancing conservation in the Alaska- BC transboundary region.


Chris Zimmer, Alaska Campaign Director

Based in Juneau, Chris has been with Rivers Without Borders since 2001. He has worked on environmental issues for over 25 years in Washington, Montana and Alaska, including nuclear weapons testing, Columbia River dams and salmon, forest campaigns and transboundary issues. Chris engages tribes, commercial fishermen and communities advancing watershed conservation. If Chris is hard to reach it's probably because he's fishing one of the rivers he strives to protect.


Brian Lynch, Alaska Transboundary Watersheds Conservation Campaigner

A long-time resident of Petersburg, Brian is a retired state of Alaska Fisheries Biologist. He has extensive experience in commercial fisheries management and research including involvement with the Pacific Salmon Treaty process as a member of the Transboundary Technical Committee, the Chinook Technical Committee and as a member of the Transboundary Panel. He was also Executive Director of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association and has sat on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council Advisory Panel and the North Pacific Research Board Advisory Panel. Brian understands that fishing is the economic lifeblood of Southeast Alaska and has a deep commitment to sustaining fisheries and the quality habitat they depend on. He is well connected, and well known, throughout Southeast Alaska.

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