Lea Bond

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Lea's mission is to pursue a career in the protection, recovery and conservation of aquatic related resources. Lea grew up in the small town of Boulder Creek, CA and received her BS from the University of California Santa Cruz in Biology. Mentored by Don Croll and Erica Zavaletta, Lea completed a senior project investigating river community structure. After graduating she worked with a number of government agencies. She later worked under Maura Santora for the Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) evaluating road crossing passage for the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout. At LTBMU Lea also assisted in amphibian monitoring, invasive fish removal, and habitat inventory surveys. Lea is currently working under Andrew Stubblefield investigating stream heating on Redwood Creek and the Salmon River. Their project is investigating a variety of stream heating factors through novel measuring techniques. The project aims to help managers maximize stream thermal protection and propose areas to focus future restoration efforts. Lea Bond graduated in 2013 and currently works at National Marine Fisheries in Santa Cruz