Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Jeff Johnson

Jeff installing an antenna.Jeff has worked as a Fishery Biologist at the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office since 2002.  He currently works on the Salmon and Steelhead Program within the Conservation, Population and Habitat Assessment Team investigating salmon and steelhead habitat usage in the Lower Columbia River.

Jeff received his B.S. and M.S. from Eastern Michigan University. His graduate work focused on early life history of African cyprinids.

Prior to working at the CRFPO, Jeff was employed for four years by Smith-Root Inc. where he conducted electrofishing injury studies and educated fishery professionals on the proper use of electrofishing techniques. Jeff’s six years with the University of Michigan was spent collaborating with Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL/NOAA) scientists to study lake ecosystem issues. Jeff has also spent time studying Redband trout in central Oregon, evaluating Columbia River dam fish bypass and investigating bull trout response to diversion screens. Jeff lives in Portland with his wife, Jennifer, their daughter, Cleo, their dog, Berkley and cockatoo, Gypsy.

To contact Jeff, please call 360.604.2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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