Kelly Pohl

- Associate Director -

Kelly provides research and policy support to communities on issues related to land use planning, wildfire, trails, and outdoor recreation. She enjoys translating and distilling complex socioeconomic information into practical tools for people and places. Before joining Headwaters, Kelly spent a decade as Associate Director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust leading community trail and conservation projects. She previously worked as a fire ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and a naturalist for Colorado State Parks. She holds a B.S. in Geography from Montana State University and a M.S. in Geography from Portland State University. When not working, Kelly can be found enjoying the trails with her husband and two young daughters around her hometown of Bozeman, Montana.