Grey Hayes

Grey Hayes


For the past 22 years, Dr. Grey Hayes has focused on agroecology and natural systems ecology of California’s central coast. His project 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 has co-authored numerous management plans for protected natural areas and published work in numerous scientific and popular journals. His research experience includes work with restoration ecology in coastal prairie and arid riparian systems. Dr. Hayes is currently coordinator of the Coastal Training Program at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. This program focuses on bridging the gaps between regulators, land managers, and researchers by creating educational programs that foster dialogue, help build community, and increase ecological understanding. 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.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California Santa Cruz, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Coastal Training Program Coordinator
Elkhorn Slough Nat. Estuarine Reserve
Conservation Science & Biology
Natural Resource Management
PO Box 216
Davenport, CA 95017
(831) 728-8050

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