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Kyle Stark

Environmental Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Watershed Science & Management

After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2013, Kyle began his career working for an environmental consulting agency working with U.S. government on remediation of superfund sites and department of defense bases. After a few exciting years up and down the East Coast, he accepted a position in the New Mexico Tech Hydrology graduate, where he earned a MSc in 2018 and Ph.D in 2022. His thesis topics focused on sediment transport in intermittently flowing streams in the desert southwest. Kyle joined SFEI in 2022 with an expertise in sediment transport and analyzing river flow datasets from around the San Francisco bay watershed.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Laguna de Santa Rosa Master Restoration Plan (Project)

The Laguna de Santa Rosa is an expansive freshwater wetland complex that hosts a rich diversity of plant and wildlife species, and is also home to a thriving agricultural community. Since the mid-19th century, modifications to the Laguna and its surrounding landscape have degraded habitat conditions for both wildlife and people.

Sediment Solutions (Project)

Sediment Solutions is a timely and innovative project that builds on SFEI’s past work, operationalizing cutting-edge science to inform management approaches that take advantage of natural processes to provide more creek sediment to baylands, increase climate resilience, and enhance creek health. With study areas in North Bay, East Bay, and South Bay, the project will provide new guidance for management strategies that support flood risk management and ecosystem health benefits throughout the region.

Preparing for the Storm (Project)

Catalyzed by the extensive damages caused by the Winter 2016-2017 storms and the opportunity to align flood response with major habitat improvement, Preparing for the Storm is an innovative public-private partnership to improve watershed health and resilience in the Alameda Creek watershed.

Restoration Plan for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Completed! (News)

SFEI completed a Restoration Plan for the Laguna de Santa Rosa in the Russian River watershed. SFEI, Sonoma Water, and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation worked with technical advisors, stakeholders, tribal representatives, and local landowners to develop the Restoration Plan that provides a restoration planning framework and conceptual designs for  multi-benefit habitat restoration projects that support people and wildlife.