Jane Bacchieri has been engaged in water quality and watershed management issues at the federal, state, and local levels for over 20 years. Since 2011, she has served at the Watershed Services Group Manager for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), where she oversees staff involved in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of green infrastructure (such as bioswales, rain gardens, infiltration planters, green roofs, and street trees) and habitat restoration projects to manage stormwater, meet regulatory requirements and improve urban watershed conditions for fish, wildlife, and people. Jane also has the opportunity to work with two other NSOE alumni at BES, Henry Stevens and Naomi Tsurumi.

Prior to joining BES, Jane was a Program Manager for the National Policy Consensus Center at Portland State University, where she focused on developing collaborative approaches for managing regional environmental challenges. From 2006 – 2010 Jane served as a Natural Resources Policy Advisor on watershed issues for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. She coordinated with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous community stakeholders to address water quality and quantity issues statewide, and facilitated efforts towards the development of an integrated water resources strategy for Oregon. Jane was also the Program Manager for Natural Resources and Energy on the Governor’s Economic Recovery Executive Team, which was responsible for oversight of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) expenditures in Oregon.  

In Oregon, Jane has also held positions with the Oregon Coastal Management Program and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Her federal government service includes two years working for the National Park Service on a river management plan in remote southwestern Alaska, and working on solid waste management and environmental education projects as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga.

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