Cathy Carlson works on national, state and local policy initiatives regarding energy and extractive minerals, and has substantial expertise in energy policy, management of federal lands and water resources, mining policy, and state and local land use policies. Cathy shares her time and energy with a number of non-profit organizations and boards. Cathy is involved with EARTHWORKS, a national conservation organization committed toprotecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development, while seeking sustainable solutions. Cathy is also a board member of the Colorado Environmental Coalition, a statewide conservation organization that unites Coloradoans to protect our natural heritage and quality of life. At the local level, Cathy is working with a local foundation to raise funds for ecological restoration work on the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Cathy and her husband and daughter started the Galloway Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing resources for investigative journalists to report on human rights abuses around the world. She and her husband are also active politically. Cathy splits her time between Boulder Colorado, Washington DC, and the mountains and grasslands of the Rocky Mountain West.