Melinda Booth

Melinda BoothDirector of Development, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, Wildlife Biology Program | 406-243-2593

Melinda has been working for water, wildlife, and wild landscapes in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. She grew up adventuring in the woods and catching crawdads up the street from her Texas childhood home, and later in the hills and mountains of Northern California, where she developed a deep connection to nature and the outdoors. From that stemmed an unwavering passion for conservation and service to her community.

Melinda is a proud University of Montana alumna, having earned her Master of Science in Environmental Studies, studying as a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management from the University of California at Davis.

Prior to joining the UM Foundation team, Melinda served as Executive Director for a watershed conservation organization, the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.