Meet Our Team.

Dr. Caroline Nash


Mobile:       (203) 249-1597


Ph.D. Water Resources Engineering, Oregon State University (2018)

B.S. Geology, Oregon State University (2017)

B.A. Environmental Studies, Yale University (2011)

Awards and Recognitions


Caroline is a professional hydrologist and geomorphologist with experience in rangeland conservation and stream restoration, together with extensive knowledge of the scientific fields and regulatory constraints relevant to watershed-scale conservation efforts. Her work combines field work, remote sensing and modelling to create innovative and data-driven solutions for restoration design, monitoring and compliance. Dr. Nash is a Principal at CK Blueshift, LLC, where she leads the company's current projects and consulting work related to hydrologic analyses, restoration design, and monitoring strategy.  

Caroline has previous experience conducting scientific research on private ranches in Eastern and South-central Oregon evaluating the long-term geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecological impacts of channel incision, and the effectiveness of various restoration programs targeting those changes.  As part of her work, she designed and built the research program at the Cottonwood Creek Watershed Observatory, a collaborative federal, state, and private research site.  Caroline previously worked on issues related to riparian monitoring and conservation in the Upper Sprague River Basin through work with the Klamath Tribes as part of the water adjudication process.

Caroline holds a PhD from Oregon State University, a GIT Certification in Idaho, and has completed professional development in science communication through the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  She has published scientific papers on stream restoration, hydrologic modelling, and physical hydrology.  She was two-time president of the student chapter of the American Water Resources Association while at Oregon State. She currently sits on the Early Career Board for Hydrologic Processes Journal and the Regional Advisory Panel for the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference. She maintains affiliate faculty status with the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University.