Tara Moberg is a Freshwater Scientist with The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter. At the Conservancy, she led the technical research and facilitated an expert driven process to develop ecosystem-based flow recommendations for the Susquehanna and Upper Ohio River basins. Recommendations were developed collaboratively with dozens of agencies, research institutions and NGOs. Ms. Moberg also serves as a technical advisor for flow management alternatives for conditioning agencies in the FERC Integrated Licensing Process for Conowingo hydropower dam.
Most recently, she was awarded a Coda Fellowship with the Conservancy’s Alaska Chapter to aid in the assessment of risks and development of criteria to avoid, minimize and mitigate the impacts of large-scale hydropower on pacific salmon, using the proposed Susitna-Watana hydropower dam as a case study.
Before joining the Conservancy, Tara spent five years with the Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado and Montana, leading ecological assessments on the operation, maintenance and expansion of Federal large-scale water resource projects. Projects included delivery of water to support the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and assessment of excess capacity storage for the Arkansas River Water Bank Pilot Program. Tara holds a BS in Forestry with a minor in Environmental Policy from Virginia Tech and a MESc in Watershed Science, Policy and Management from Yale University.