Joy Morris

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Joy Morris, Water 4 Initiative Coordinator


Joy Morris joined the IWJV team in 2018 as the lead for the newly established Water 4 Initiative Program. Joy has founded her career working on water and conservation challenges in Western landscapes. She brings over a decade of experience as a water program director for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), restoration coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working closely with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and, most recently, water conservation director for the Walker Basin Conservancy. She has extensive experience developing on-the-ground partnerships for water conservation and helping farmers and ranchers achieve their conservation goals. Joy is passionate about strategic conservation through partnerships, developing common ground and trust, and finding creative solutions to benefit fish and wildlife while supporting and enhancing agricultural opportunities. Joy has a B.S. in Geology from New Mexico Tech and a M.S. in Hydrogeology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Outside of work, Joy and her family can be found roaming around the West hiking, biking, skiing, and enjoying all the unique landscapes and beautiful places that they can find.