Julia Morton

Colorado River Program Manager

Julia Morton joined Audubon in February 2020.  She helps coordinate the Western Water program’s strategies for protecting environmental water supplies throughout the Colorado River Basin, including efforts to restore the Colorado River Delta. 

Prior to joining Audubon, Julia engaged in natural resource protection in a variety of ways. She spent time developing a Watershed Health program focused on the Colorado River Basin at the Catena Foundation, and working on environmental watershed planning as a consultant with Lotic Hydrological. She worked with the Thompson Divide Coalition to advance federal public lands legislation protecting her local landscape from future oil and gas leasing.  Julia also spent close to a decade leading mountaineering courses for the Colorado Outward Bound School.

Julia graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in Environmental Science, and received a master’s in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren school at University of California, Santa Barbara.  

Articles by Julia Morton

A Ridgway’s Rail swims in a wetland, reeds and tall grass reflected in the water.

Cocopah Indian Tribe Secures $5.5 Million for Habitat Restoration in the Colorado River Delta

November 15, 2023 — Audubon partners with Cocopah Tribe to bring more resources to key riparian area.

Tribal-led Restoration in the Colorado River Delta

May 31, 2023 — Cocopah Tribe’s vision for the river and their land.

Restoration Efforts in the Colorado River Delta are Working

October 27, 2022 — Sound science is helping us help birds.

A Path through the Brewing Climate Crisis on the Colorado River

September 27, 2022 — Adaptation and mitigation measures must go hand in hand.
Lee's Ferry in the Grand Canyon. Jonathan Buford/Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company

Experimental High Spring Flows in the Grand Canyon

April 30, 2021 — Demonstrated potential for creativity in future Colorado River operations