Natalie Griffin Rothman


Natalie grew up on the beaches and in the streams of Maui, Hawai’i. From a young age, she spent her time exploring tide pools, snorkeling with tropical reef fish, cliff jumping, camping, and exploring the mountains and valleys looking for plants and animals. And so, her lifetime love for the outdoors inevitably grew into her career. During her time in college, Natalie discovered she also loved teaching children about the outdoors. She volunteered for an after-school educational program in Longmont and nearby Lory State Park for school field trips. In 2019, Natalie received her B.S. in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability from Colorado State University.

Not long after graduating, Natalie moved back home to Maui where she began working for an environmental engineering firm. With this company, she performed dozens of wetland delineations, jurisdictional determinations, developed environmental compliance guides, and assisted with a variety of environmental permits, including Section 404 permits, Pre-Construction Notifications (PCN), long-term National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits, UIC permits, and Section 7 ESA permits. With her ArcGIS expertise, she supported projects with geospatial data analysis, digitization development, and figure drafting.

With a background in natural resources, Natalie brings experience in wetland and riparian ecology, environmental permitting and compliance, public education, and GIS.

On her free time, Natalie can usually be found outdoors with friends and family – hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing, or visiting hot springs. She also loves gardening, cooking, and taking full advantage of Colorado’s wonderful music scene!

I am honored to be part of such a knowledgeable, motivated team here at ERC, working to protect our natural resources and restore our Colorado rivers.,