Ellen McClure

Principal Geomorphologist, Portland Regional Director

Having a career focused on protecting and restoring streams, wetlands, and other natural landscapes suits me well because it integrates things that are meaningful to me: environmental stewardship, connecting with people, and taking on practical challenges.

On a good day, my non-work parallel universe is spent in the outdoors—whether biking, hiking, backpacking, or finding some other “microadventure.”

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M.S. Geosciences and Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
B.S. Geological Sciences, University of Washington
Favorite Quote:
“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Species:
The American Dipper—it’s the only aquatic songbird in North America. I love that it’s understated in its plumage, but livens up streams with its intrepid underwater foraging and beautiful song. The Pacific banana slug and the licorice fern tie for second place.