Stay tuned for more information coming soon about ways to engage with POST this fall. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Tonya at ttreble [at] with questions.


Previous Sessions:

From Science to Action: Wildlife Conservation at POST

Recorded April 10, 2019

With Neal Sharma – POST’s Wildlife Linkages Program Manager


Neal Sharma - POST

As Wildlife Linkages Program Manager, Neal Sharma is focused on POST’s efforts to create a network of resilient ecosystems that enable wildlife to move, adapt, and thrive in the face of a changing landscape and climate. Neal holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from UC Irvine. Neal has been with POST since 2012 and was born and raised on the Peninsula.

Returning to Nature: POST’s Work in Barrett Canyon

Recorded Feb. 20, 2019

With Irina Kogan – POST’s Senior Stewardship Project Manager


Irina Kogan

Since joining POST in 2017, Irina Kogan manages POST properties in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties and oversees creek and forest restoration on those lands. Irina has nearly 20 years experience in conservation planning, stewardship program development, project management, stakeholder processes, and permit coordination. Prior to entering environmental resource management, Irina worked for 5 years as a senior geologist in the private sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in geological sciences and a master’s degree in coastal and marine geology and geochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

POST and the California Coastal Trail

RECORDED Nov. 14, 2018

With Rachael Faye – POST’s Public Access Program Manager


Rachael Faye
Rachael Faye has nearly two decades of professional experience in open space and trail planning, environmental conservation, community engagement and training, construction management and business operations. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), and member of the Professional Trail Builders Association. Rachael earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California Davis and started her career in Cultural Resource Management.

Wildfire and Peninsula Ecosystems

RECORDED Sept. 12, 2018

With Peter Cowan – POST’s Director of Conservation Science


Peter Cowen
Peter Cowan is an ecologist fascinated by how species interactions, climate and humans shape nature. He joined POST in February 2018 after two years at Save the Redwoods League. Prior to the League, he worked on climate policy in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Peter’s University of California Berkeley Ph.D. dissertation explored the impact wildfire patterns have on the evolution of California chaparral. Originally from Michigan, Peter holds an M.S. in Biology from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College.




Tonya TreblePlease contact Tonya Treble at ttreble [at] or (650) 854-7696 x313 if you have any questions!

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