Full Name
Taylor Hawes
Job Title
Colorado River Program Director
The Nature Conservancy
Speaker Bio
Taylor serves as the Colorado River Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. The Program’s goal is to conserve the freshwater biodiversity of the Colorado River Basin while also meeting community needs for water. Taylor has worked on Colorado River is sues for more than twenty-four years. She practiced water, local government, water quality, and land use law on Colorado’s Western Slope before joining the Conservancy. Taylor has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund Advisory Board in Australia, as a Gubernatorial appointee to Colorado’s Interbasin Compact Committee and most recently, she was appointed to the Colorado River District board. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Taylor received a B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina and her Juris Doctorate degree from Vermont Law School. In addition to her day job, Taylor manages two family farms in Georgia with her extended family.
Taylor Hawes