The COALITION TO SAVE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE is a grassroots group comprised of a diversity of people dedicating their time, energy and expertise to preserving the biodiversity at Point Reyes National Seashore - From conservationists, biologists, local leaders and volunteers to tourists and citizens alike taki
Laura is a scientist, artist, ecologist and the California Director for the Western Watersheds Project. She is also the author of “State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California,” a Gold Medal Winner of the 2011 California Book Award addressing native California ecosystems that are disappearing as a result of agricultural conversion and development.
Chance Cutrano, MPA, Director of Programs, directs Fish in the Fields and Restore Point Reyes and oversees the development of other programs at Resource Renewal Institute. An award-winning environmentalist, he holds
a Master's of Public Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.
Diane is a citizen activist and community organizer passionate about raising awareness of the threats facing Point Reyes National Seashore and working for the protection of nature and wildlife.
A lifelong conservationist, Bruce has been active in helping to stop State plans to kill sea otters at the demands of the commercial abalone industry; and to protect the California Puma from varmint hunters. He has worked to get Tule Elk protected from State-sponsored hunts until their numbers reach 2,000. Now the elk have dispersed across the East Bay parks but are hunted although their numbers are only a few thousand scattered around the State.
Christine earned her B.A. from University of California at Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate after studying at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and University of California Hastings Law School. After 20 years of practice as an animal rights attorney, Christine founded Possums Welcome, a nonprofit to protect wildlife and vulnerable species. Living locally in Marin, Christine prioritizes her majestic neighbors, the Tule Elk.
Jack started regularly visiting and photographing at Pt. Reyes 10 years ago and has all along been bothered by ranching effects on the wildlife and character of the park. After learning that the ranches were not intended to be
a permanent part of the National Seashore, Jack decided to help increase public awareness about the park's destructive land management plan.
Diana holds a B.S. of Environmental Studies and Economic Development and a Master Degree in Urban Planning and Policy. Diana fell in love with Point Reyes National Seashore where she spent three years working to restore a rare coastal dune ecosystem. After learning the tragic fate of the Tule elk, Diana founded the grassroots campaign FOR ELK.ORG to increase public participation and save the species.
Julie has a M.A. in the Biological Sciences with a focus on wildlife management. She’s been a College Instructor & Nature Based Teacher for 27 years, a Tule Elk Biologist and Researcher for over 35 years and an Environmental
Educator and Education Advocate for over 40 years. She has published: A Citizen’s Guide to Tule Elk, A Teacher’s Guide to Tule Elk Curriculum and The Tule Elk Guide and several related podcasts.
Joe is an undergraduate studying Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology at UC Davis. He is the founder of Save the Uglies, a youth conservation organization focused on preserving open space and protecting “ugly” endangered species.
Skyler Thomas is an independent filmmaker focusing on issues of coexistence and an overall goal of slowing down the growing disconnection of humans from the natural world. Starting with perhaps the most polarized animal on the planet, Skyler spent 20 years filming various species of sharks. During post production of the sequel to his award-winning film “Great White Lies” an unexpected discovery of threats facing a national park near his home inspired the production of “The Shame of Point Reyes.”