Profession or Area of Expertise
Architect, Executive Director of
Western Watersheds Project.
Jon Marvel is an architect in Hailey, Idaho where he has lived for almost
30 years. In 1993 he co-founded Idaho Watersheds Project (now Western
Watersheds Project, Inc.) to bid for
expiring grazing leases on Idaho state school endowment land. The
subsequent political uproar still continues four and one half years later.
On February 9, 2001, The Board of Directors of Idaho Watersheds Project adopted a change in the name of our organization to Western
Watersheds Project (WWP). The Board also adopted a slightly modified mission statement to reflect the change in geographic
emphasis of WWP. The new mission statement is: "Working to protect and restore Western watersheds by
educational outreach, public policy initiatives, litigation, and by ending incompatible uses of