Elizabeth Russell is the Mine Restoration Project Manager for Trout Unlimited and coordinates all of TU’s abandoned mine land restoration work in Colorado. She currently works on mine restoration projects in the Kerber Creek, Clear Creek, and Lake Fork of the Arkansas watersheds. She also serves as one of TU’s lead organizers on efforts to enact Clean Water Act liability protections for Good Samaritan mine cleanups. She received MA in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her thesis research focused on collaborative approaches to cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines in Colorado. Before graduate school, Elizabeth worked for over eight years for another non-profit group working to protect the environment.