Sandra Jacobson, Ph.D. Director of the South Coast region
and the Sierra Headwaters region for CalTrout
Sandra Jacobson, Ph.D. is CalTrout’s South Coast and Sierra Director based in San Diego. She manages the South Coast Steelhead Coalition and works with Coalition partners to recover endangered steelhead and restore their habitat in Southern California. She also works with partners in the Sierra to protect source waters, high-elevation meadows, and native trout in this magnificent landscape. Sandra brings to this conservation effort a background in molecular biological research and project management in environmental and industrial R&D. With a doctorate in genetics from the University of Colorado and geared toward science-based conservation, Sandra has worked closely with non-profit organizations and governmental entities for the past fifteen years to secure grant funding and build interdisciplinary teams to implement environmental projects in Southern California. For this presentation, Sandra will touch on CalTrout projects that promote endangered Southern steelhead recovery, trout refugia mapping in the upper Santa Ana river watershed, and meadows restoration and forest fuels reduction for native trout and natural resource protection in the Sierra Nevada.