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Patty Gelatt

Patty Gelatt is a retired Fish and Wildlife Biologist with over 30 years experience with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, most recently serving as the Western Colorado Supervisor.  Much of her career was spent addressing fish and wildlife issues associated with the Colorado River and its tributaries.  She has extensive experience with Endangered Species Act implementation and environmental compliance for projects involving rivers, floodplains, and wetlands.  Patty holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.
In addition to Patty’s professional experience with river issues, she has a personal passion for rivers and spends as much time as she can rafting and canoeing, as well as many other outdoor pursuits.  Her passion for rivers is shared by her husband and two adult children.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.