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Habitat Restoration Program Staff
We can be reached by phone at 707/822-7201 or email (click on a person’s name to send an email).


Dan Gale: Fish Biologist
Restoration Staff: Dan Gale
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Dan is a habitat restoration specialist with the Habitat Restoration Program, having worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2009. He received his B.S. degree in Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University in 1990 and has worked throughout California and the Pacific Northwest ever since, primarily focusing on habitat assessment and watershed restoration planning, design, and implementation. Dan’s primary responsibilities are working collaboratively with private landowners, local Native American Tribes, and non-governmental organizations to plan, design, implement, and monitor watershed restoration projects throughout the North Coast of California.


Greg Gray: Wildlife Biologist
Restoration Staff:  Greg Gray
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Greg is a habitat restoration specialist, and has been with the Habitat Restoration Program since 2000; he received his B.S. degree in Wildlife from Humboldt State University. He has been active in identification, development, and implementation of many habitat restoration projects on the North Coast. Greg has been successfully working one-on-one with private landowners in agricultural areas helping to develop projects that balance both the needs of landowners and those of fish and wildlife. Over the years, he has worked with private landowners on restoration of riparian areas and instream habitats, but his recent efforts have focused on restoration of Oregon white oak and California black oak woodlands.


Conor Shea: Fluvial Geomorphologist and Engineer Restoration Staff: Conor Shea
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Conor provides engineering, geomorphic analysis and design skills to the the Habitat Restoration Program. Conor has a Ph.D. in Fluvial Geomorphology from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Resource Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2003 and in Arcata since 2007. Conor has designed numerous stream, coastal, and habitat restoration projects both for the Service and as a consulting engineer. He has 24 years of experience as an engineer and geomorphologist working on projects involving streams and estuaries.

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Last updated: April 16, 2015