Preston has been an outdoor enthusiast since he was a young boy, having grown up duck hunting and fishing throughout the Central Valley and taking advantage of his proximity to California’s Central Coast and Sierra Nevada. Taking a field biology course at Fresno City College opened the door to biological consulting opportunities and working on a spotted owl demographic study. He completed his Bachelors in Wildlife Management and Conservation at Humboldt State University (HSU). While a student at HSU, Preston volunteered at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, assisting with an Aleutian cackling goose diet study, vegetation surveys, and an invertebrate assessment. This experience led to his senior thesis studying the relationship between detrital length and wetland invertebrate abundance to provide an abundant food source for migratory and resident water birds. Preston works throughout central California, from the east side of the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific Coast. In his spare time, Preston enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking, birding, and everything outdoors.
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