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Elizabeth Galli-Noble

Executive Director


Master of Forestry, 1995
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT

Part-time undergraduate student: forestry and science-based studies, 1990-1993
University of Montana, Missoula

Bachelor of Arts - History, 1983
University of Montana, Missoula

  • 1981-1982, National Student Exchange Program: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst College, and Hampshire College


Liz Galli-Noble began her tenure as the Coos Watershed Association executive director on November 1, 2016. Prior to accepting this position in Coos Bay, OR, Liz lived and worked in Bozeman, Montana and was the owner of Galli-Noble Consulting (2014-2016), Director of the Center for Invasive Species Management at Montana State University (2008-2013); Assistant Director for Research (Director of the Whirling Disease and Wild Fish Habitat initiatives) at the Montana Water Center at MSU (2004-2007); and coordinator for the Upper Yellowstone River Cumulative Effects Investigation (1999-2003). In addition, Liz has also worked as a technical editor for the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project, a regional AmeriCorps program supervisor, a USFS technician and firefighter, and a Peace Corps agroforester in Mali, West Africa. She has more than 30 years of national and international research and natural resource management experience.

What Liz Does at CoosWa

In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leadership of the Coos Watershed Association with particular focus on strategic planning and implementation of actions to fulfill its mission. The Executive Director oversees all operational aspects of the organization and is responsible for achieving organizational goals, supervising staff, and providing leadership to the Board, staff, local community, and the larger watershed council network. 


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Coos Watershed Association. 2016