Tim Brown

Tim Brown – Restoration Steward, Younger Lagoon Reserve


Tim (UCSC, Environmental Studies ’10) works as the Restoration Steward of Younger Lagoon Reserve and supports research, education, and stewardship activities at the reserve.  He brings a passion for ecology, natural history, and a strong work ethic to his work.  Tim is responsible for the on-the ground land management of the reserve and runs the reserve’s robust restoration internship program.  Tim works with hundreds of UCSC students each year through undergraduate internships, class field visits, and volunteer opportunities.

Tim’s enthusiasm for the UC Natural Reserve System began in 2007 when his Cabrillo College field biology class visited reserves from the Mojave Desert to the Big Sur coast.  Through this experience, he became hooked on experiential learning and took as many field classes as he could while attending UCSC.  Tim enjoys sharing his passion for learning-by-doing with the many undergraduate students he mentors each year.

Prior to his appointment as the Restoration Steward of Younger Lagoon Reserve, Tim worked primarily as a seasonal field biologist in positions throughout California and Alaska.  His most memorable work experiences are working as a fisheries technician in Haines, AK, where he spent a great deal of time in the Alaskan bush, as well as working on large-scale restoration projects in the Santa Lucia mountains of Central California.

Tim enjoys spending time in the backcountry climbing, hiking, fly fishing, and learning more about the natural history of wherever his travels take him