Marcelle Shoop

Saline Lakes Program Director

Marcelle Shoop is the Director of the Saline Lakes Program for the National Audubon Society. The Saline Lakes program is part of Audubon’s Western Water initiative focused on advancing balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people, and economies thrive.

Marcelle is a Western native and long-time Utah resident, with a background in environmental and natural resources law, policy development, sustainability, and stakeholder relations. She has held various legal and managerial roles with Rio Tinto, where she focused on business approaches to sustainability and socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Marcelle has worked with conservation partners, including BirdLife International and The Nature Conservancy, in connection with corporate biodiversity efforts, which helped her understand the importance of community connections with birds and the environment.

Articles by Marcelle Shoop

How Flexible Water Management could Benefit both People and Birds

March 26, 2019 — Exploring a water banking system that works for Utah.

Watershed Moment for Addressing Great Salt Lake’s Declining Water Levels

March 04, 2019 — Collaborative solutions (and legislation) for protecting the Western Hemisphere’s largest lake.