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Sara Renner, Y2Y supporter

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Building Capacity South of 49’

When it comes to building consensus and getting things done, Y2Y’s new U.S. Program Director, Kim Trotter, is a seasoned pro.

When it comes to building consensus and getting things done, Kim Trotter is a seasoned pro.

A skilled conservation advocate, fundraiser and coalition builder, she has worked for more than two decades on conservation projects throughout the western United States, and now she’s bringing that wealth of experience to Y2Y.

Kim traces her passion for conservation way back to childhood, and growing up with the pleasure of boating and fishing on Idaho’s wildest rivers. “It took years to appreciate that Idaho’s rivers flowed through my veins,” she says. “I would leave for college, then graduate school, but I would always find myself returning to the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork and the Teton River.”

Kim holds her catch of the day from one of her favorite Idaho fishing spots.

Since her college days, after receiving a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, Kim has served as Executive Director at the Community Foundation of Teton, and was the Director of Trout Unlimited’s Idaho Water Project, where she worked for years with a diverse group of partners to promote protection and restoration of Idaho’s native and wild fisheries.

In her new role at Y2Y, Kim will be doing what she does best -- working with diverse partners to advance conservation efforts in the places she loves.

Kim brings with her a long-held passion for the land and waters of the U.S.-based portions of the Y2Y region, and a commitment to keep them intact. We’re thrilled to have her onboard!

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