Coastal Training Program Coordinator
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reseach Reserve
For the past 22 years, Dr. Grey Hayes has focused on agroecology and natural systems ecology of California’s central coast. His research and management experience includes work with the Ohlone tiger beetle (Cicindela ohlone) and red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii), as well as restoration and management of coastal prairie, coastal scrub, riparian, and maritime chaparral ecosystems. He is author or co-author of numerous publications including management plans for protected natural areas and peer reviewed articles in scientific and popular journals. As coordinator of the Coastal Training Program he has developed educational projects focusing on bridging the gaps between regulators, land managers, and researchers by fostering dialogue, helping build communities, and increasing ecological literacy. Recent contributions of this program include improvements in: protection for maritime chaparral, freshwater wetlands, and coastal prairie throughout the central coast of California; recreation management in protected natural areas in coastal California, and; independent scientific review of environmental decision making in a number of regulatory branches of government.