Rod is a Fish Biologist with the Hatchery Assessment Team within the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. He works with the Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatchery Complex performing hatchery assessment activities and studies relating to interactions of wild and hatchery fall Chinook salmon. Rod is also active in both fisheries restoration and recovery efforts within the Columbia River Gorge and the White Salmon River where Condit Dam, a 125-ft tall concrete dam constructed in 1913, was recently breached to provide fish passage. As a member of the U.S. v. Oregon-Production Advisory Committee, he represents the Service and provides technical guidance in discussions involving artificial production programs with other state, tribal and federal agencies in the Columbia River basin.
Rod first began working for the Service as part of the Student Career Enhancement Program or SCEP. While enrolled in the program, he worked for the Arcata Fisheries Resource Office, Lahontan National Fish Hatchery, and Olympia Fish Health Center. Rod came to work at the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office after completing SCEP in 2002. Rod received a BS in Biology from the University of South Dakota and an MS in Natural Resources-Fisheries from Humboldt State University.
To contact Rod, please call 360.604.2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.