Michael Morales

Photo By: Anela Kopshever, NPS

Michael is a professional fisheries and aquatic wildlife technician from Ventura, California. While getting his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Cruz, Michael interned for a grad student who was studying steelhead trout in Scotts Creek with NOAA and CDFW. He instantly fell in love with all aspects of fisheries fieldwork and has been hooked ever since. Getting to work in streams, rivers, and lakes has been a dream come true for Michael. This line of work has allowed him to intimately explore some of the most beautiful places in California, including Los Padres National Forest, Yosemite, and Sequoia Kings National Park. It has also allowed him to work with incredible and fascinating species like mountain yellow-legged frogs, western pond turtles, red-legged frogs, steelhead trout, and coho salmon. Michael is excited to now be working in Point Reyes where he can enjoy the presence of nature in proximity to the diversity of people, arts, and culture of the Bay.