Matt Klara, PE

Water Resources Engineer

My love for rivers and fish stems from a childhood spent around trout streams. My career is founded in that love, and focused on stream and watershed restoration. I work with rivers in hopes of leaving places better than I found them. Hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, biology, chemistry, sociology, and engineering are my tools. Each effort is unique. Off the clock, I find great joy in fly fishing, skiing, birding, gardening, cooking, family time, and attempting to play the guitar.

Email:
mklara@herrerainc.com
Education:
MS, Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, Virginia Tech

Favorite Quote
Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.
– Mark Twain
Proudest Moment on the Job
During a week of field recon field work in the winter of 2008, my field partner and I rescued a golden retriever that had been stuck in the muddy edge of a riparian wetland for 2 nights of sub-freezing temps.