Isaiah Thalmayer

STRAW Project Manager

As a STRAW Project Manager at Point Blue my work focuses on managing habitat restoration at Tolay Lake Regional Park – STRAW’s largest restoration project and one of the biggest revegetation projects currently under way in Sonoma County – as well as other riparian restoration projects in Sonoma and Marin Counties. I also lead the development of strategies and decision-support tools for Climate-smart restoration. As a member of the STRAW team since 2011 I’ve managed rural and urban restoration projects on streams and tidal marsh transition zones across the bay area, including helping to initiate projects with The Nature Conservancy in Gilroy and at TomKat Ranch in Pescadero.

I grew up in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon where the rugged expanses of the west’s wildlands made their first impression. I earned a B.S. at Warren Wilson College, a work college in Asheville, North Carolina, and led the Native Plant Crew where students sourced and propagated more than 75 species of native grasses and flowers for restoration on campus.

I work from the Point Blue headquarters in Petaluma, and at restoration sites throughout the Bay Area.

When I’m not at work you might find me in the surf or in the mountains.