Nick Graham, Environmental Scientist, completed his undergraduate studies in 2013 (B.S., Hydrology) and his graduate degree in 2017 (M.S., Hydrology and Hydrogeology) from California State University, Chico. His thesis research investigated the effect of metal-based coagulants on the sedimentation of fine grain materials as part of the Nevada Irrigation District’s Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project.
Before coming to The Sierra Fund, Nick spent the last three years with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as a Hydrologic Technician in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, bringing with him valuable scientific integrity to build upon TSF’s Ecosystem Resiliency Program. As The Sierra Fund’s Environmental Scientist, Nick will assist forest, meadow, and river restorations, install and maintain stream and groundwater measurement equipment, collect environmental samples, lead and coordinate field work with graduate students, and gather and process water quality data. Nick will also be working under the direction of Dr. Carrie Monohan, TSF Science Director, to write and publish previous and ongoing TSF research.
In his free time, Nick can be found with his dog and friends camping, fishing, traveling, or enjoying a Warriors basketball game.