| Land Conservation, Water | Resource Management
Belton Copp works with the Pacific Forest Trust to develop watershed management alternatives to increase water supply and security provided by Shasta Dam. His work is in response to the Bureau of Reclamation’s proposal to increase the height of the dam. For the past three years he has spent time with a number of federal and non-profit management and advisory organizations, and when not working to save the world, he’s out enjoying it. After graduating from Colorado College with a bachelor of arts degree in Biology, he moved to Alaska to work for the Bureau of Land Management’s reindeer management program, and returned multiple years later as a fishing guide. Belton lives in Durham, North Carolina studying land management and entrepreneurship at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment as a Master of Environmental Management candidate.