Michael Lynes is the Director of Public Policy for Audubon California and is one of the leads for Audubo's work at the Salton Sea. Prior to joining Audubon California in 2014, Mike was the Conservation Director and then Executive Director of the Golden Gate Audubon Society in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he focused on regional planning and improving conditions for Bay Area birds. Before then, Mike worked as an attorney representing nonprofit groups in environmental protection lawsuits. Mike started his career as a biologist with the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (now Point Blue Conservation Science), where he focused on birds in riparian, wetland, and oak woodland habitats. Mike lives in Davis, California with his wife and two sons, who are currently more interested in catching Pokemon than watching birds!