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Kristin Ruether

Kristin received her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2005. She has a B.S. in Biology from Cornell University.

She previously spent 7 years with Advocates for the West, a public interest environmental law firm in Boise; and prior to that, 2 years as a staff attorney with the Oregon Natural Desert Association.
She has spearheaded successful challenges to a Washington state effort to introduce livestock grazing onto state Wildlife Areas, grazing decisions in Wilderness Study Areas, and Endangered Species Act analyses allowing grazing to degrade protected fish habitat, among others.

Kristin enjoys volunteering with Boise’s community of refugees, through the International Rescue Committee.  She is on the board of directors of the Shanti Children’s Foundation, which supports education for low-income Nepali children.


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