Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Graduating from California State University Monterey Bay in 2011 with a B.S. in Marine and Coastal Ecology, Cortland may be a new member of the ESNERR team, but he has been exploring and educating others on the Elkhorn Slough and its accompanying wildlife for over five years. He previously worked as a naturalist and wildlife photographer for Kayak Connection and has led numerous tours for both the general public as well as educational and private organizational groups. With several years of student research on population dynamics of various marine fishes, birds, and invertebrates of Monterey Bay and Elkhorn Slough, Cortland aspires to educate others through scientific communication, with a focus on the importance of stewardship.