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Meet Our Staff

Protecting and restoring western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives, and legal advocacy.

Michael Saul

Colorado Director

Michael Saul has spent the past twenty years engaged in legal advocacy on behalf of the endangered,
threatened, and at-risk fish and wildlife of the intermountain west. After earning a J.D. from Yale Law
School in 1998, he clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
After a short stint in private practice, he joined the National Wildlife Federation as associate counsel,
where he worked under Tom Lustig, Joe Feller, and Kate Zimmerman on public lands litigation involving
energy development, livestock grazing, and wildlife conservation. In 2014, he joined the Center for
Biological Diversity as a senior attorney, with a practice emphasizing sage-grouse protection and the
campaign to end fossil fuel leasing on public lands. Michael is a long time member, supporter, and
collaborator of Western Watersheds Project, and in 2022 joined WWP as its Colorado Director. Michael
and his partner live in Denver, Colorado with two kids, two cats, and a dog, and far too many stringed

Learn More About Our Other Staff Members!

Erik Molvar

Executive Director

Greta Anderson

Deputy Director

Adam Bronstein

Director for Nevada & Oregon

Talasi Brooks

Staff Attorney

Laura Cunningham

California Director

Nancy Linscott

Operations Director

Josh Osher

Public Policy Director

Jonathan Ratner

Director for Wyoming and Utah

Paul Ruprecht

Conservation Advocate

Cyndi Tuell

Arizona/New Mexico Director

Laura Welp

Ecosystems Specialist

Patrick Kelly

Washington/Montana State Director

Megan Backsen

10th Circuit Attorney