Dr. Kay is an experienced biologist and environmental consultant with field survey and research experience in Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, the Republic of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Belize. Those environments included arid lands, conifer, hardwood, subtropical, and tropical forests. He has extensive university-level teaching, and managerial/supervisory experience. Fenton has published articles in a variety of scientific journals and has co-edited an issue of an international journal. He has been an author on CX’s, EA's, EIS sections, and biological reports under both NEPA and CEQA,.
Dr. Kay has experience interacting with state and federal resource managers and planners, and with private sector developers. Fenton helped the gold mining industry in Nevada develop methods to prevent cyanide-related wildlife mortality and organized and edited the proceedings of a symposium dealing with methods to ameliorate wildlife mortality. Dr. Kay has worked with Nevada Department of Wildlife, New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico Game and Fish Department, Arizona Department of Game and Fish, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Corps of Engineers, BLM, USFS, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the Zuni Pueblo. He has participated in long-distance pipeline and railroad rights-of-way surveys for Threatened and Endangered (T/E) species in Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and was a participant in a long-term study of the endangered Stephens kangaroo rat.