Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Marshall Barrows

Marshall biosampling chum salmon.After receiving a B. S. in Wildlife Biology with an Aquatic Emphasis from The University of Montana in 1998, Marshall worked for the Chase Lake Prairie Project (USFWS) near Woodworth, ND. He was involved in restoring drained wetlands, conducting waterfowl surveys, native grassland evaluations, and banding ducks and white pelicans.

In 1999, Marshall worked for the Juvenile Fish Transportation Program (Army Corps of Engineers), monitoring out-migrant pacific salmonid smolts as they were transported by barge past eight mainstem dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Also in 1999, he conducted a steelhead spawning ground substrate analysis on seven tributaries to the Wind River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (US Forest Service) near Carson, WA. In addition, he assisted with stream restoration activities, habitat evaluations, and snorkel surveys.

Marshall began working at the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office in 2000, where he primarily worked with a project that examined the factors limiting Columbia River Gorge chum salmon populations below Bonneville Dam. Currently, Marshall is a member of the Water Management and Evaluation team and works on the Walla Walla bull trout population assessment and physical habitat suitability project.

Marshall and his wife Nora live in Vancouver with their dog Holly and about 25 chickens.  Marshall’s been domesticated and spends his spare time doing what his wife tells him to do!! 

To contact Marshall, please call 360.604.2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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