Clancy Jandreau grew up in rural western Colorado where the mountains meet the desert. He attended Colorado State University, earning a B.S. in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology before moving to Montana to receive an M.S. in Resource Conservation and a graduate certificate in Natural Resource Conflict Resolution from the University of Montana. As an applied conservation biologist, Clancy has worked in resource conservation and land management on private and public lands in Colorado, Washington, and Montana. Throughout those experiences, he has learned about the critical role of partnerships in conservation and of the significant common ground that exists at the intersection of private land stewardship and conservation. Clancy currently works for the Blackfoot Challenge, a nonprofit watershed conservation group dedicated to preserving the natural resources and the rural way of life along the Blackfoot River in Western Montana. Clancy joined the Challenge as the Water Steward in 2022. In this position, Clancy works with a variety of landowners and partners in the Blackfoot watershed to sustain the water that sustains its life, livelihoods, and landscapes. Clancy and his wife live in the Potomac valley and spend their time hiking, biking, skiing, floating, or otherwise exploring and foraging amid Montana’s many rivers and mountains.