Meet Our Staff

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

Talasi Brooks

Staff Attorney

Talasi earned her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 2013, along with an M.S. in Environmental Studies.  She served as Managing Editor of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, Vice President of the Environmental Law Group, and co-authored her team’s winning brief with the National Moot Court team.  She also volunteered with a local public interest environmental attorney tackling timber sale cases, completed her required clinic with Western Watersheds Project, and interned with Wilderness Watch, a national nonprofit Wilderness advocacy group. After graduating, she clerked for Justice Michael E Wheat of the Montana Supreme Court for a year.  Talasi joins Western Watersheds Project after four years as a staff attorney with Advocates for the West, a nonprofit environmental law firm.  Her legal work has largely focused on protecting the sage-grouse, an iconic sagebrush obligate bird threatened by degradation of its sagebrush habitat, and on reining in Wildlife Services, a federal agency that kills predators.  Talasi’s interests include hiking, cycling, reading fiction, and small-scale organic farming.

Learn More About Our Other Staff Members!

Erik Molvar

Executive Director

Greta Anderson

Deputy Director

Adam Bronstein

Director for Nevada & Oregon

Melissa Cain

Bighorn Conservation Director

Laura Cunningham

California Director

Kelly Fuller

Energy and Mining Campaign Director

Nancy Linscott

Operations Director

Jocelyn Leroux

Washington and Montana Director

Josh Osher

Public Policy Director

John Persell

Staff Attorney for 10th Circuit litigation

Dave Stricklan

Sagebrush Specialist and Liaison to the Sagebrush Habitat Conservation Fund

Jonathan Ratner

Director for Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado

Paul Ruprecht

Conservation Advocate

Cyndi Tuell

Arizona/New Mexico Director

Laura Welp

Ecosystems Specialist

Patrick Kelly

Idaho Director

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