Cara Clark

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Senior Wetland Scientist
(831) 771-4428

Cara Clark is a wetland scientist specializing in monitoring and restoration of wetland systems. She graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with an M.S. in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy in 2008. Her M.S. research focused on stream restoration in the Central Coast of California. She received a B.S. (Honors) in Earth Science with a focus in Environmental Geology from UC Santa Cruz in 2002. She has worked at Moss Landing Marine Labs since 2003 restoring wetlands and dunes and developing a wetland rapid assessment method (CRAM). She was the lead for California's participation in the 2011 National Wetland Condition Assessment. Current research using CRAM includes the development of modules for wet meadows, depressional wetlands, vernal pools, bar-built estuaries, and arid streams.