Director, CA Habitat Exchange & Western Water
Areas of expertise: environmental markets, riparian and wetland habitat, rivers and deltas
Ann Hayden leads the development and implementation of habitat markets in California to restore critical habitat to benefit the environment and agriculture.
Ann builds broad coalitions of state and federal agencies, non-profit partners, landowners and the private sector to support the development and implementation of environmental markets that help increase California's healthy freshwater and terrestrial systems and improve delivery of the environmental services these habitats provide. Ann sits on the California Roundtable for Agriculture and Environment and the California Roundtable for Water and Food Supply and previously sat on the Steering Committee for the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan which seeks to improve urban and agricultural water supply reliability and restore the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
Previously, Ann was a key participant on the Steering Committee for the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, which is seeking to improve urban and agricultural water supply reliability and restore the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
Education & Experience
M.E.S.M., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Graduate Student Researcher, E.P.A., CA (2001); Water Resources Management Fellow, State Water Resources Control Board, CA (2001); Project Manager, Green Reef Institute, United States Peace Corps, Belize (1998-2000).