Howard is the Project Leader for the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office (CRFPO). His role is to supervise the activities of CRFPO, which is responsible for the Service's population assessment of Columbia River fish and aquatic species. The CRFPO also provides for science-based management of aquatic resources in the Columbia River Basin that have been and continue to be affected by anthropogenic actions on local and regional scales. He provides technical guidance to our staff in the areas of: fish population dynamics; population viability assessment; fish recovery planning; design of monitoring and evaluation plans; evaluation of habitat restoration, water management, and artificial propagation projects; and ecosystem evaluations. He represents the Service on a number of technical and policy forums.
1984-August 1990, Howard served as a Senior Fisheries Scientist for the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and Co-Chair of the Pacific
Salmon Commission's (PSC) Chinook Technical Committee. He was responsible
for developing analyses to evaluate the impacts of long and short-term
fishing proposals on the coastwide chinook salmon rebuilding program and
was chief technical advisor to the U.S. delegation on chinook salmon issues.
C.E., H.A. Schaller, and P. Budy. 2001. Productivity and survival rate
trends in the freshwater spawning and rearing stage of Snake River chinook
salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic
H. A, C. E. Petrosky, and O. P. Langness. 1999. Contrasting patterns of
productivity and survival rates for stream-type chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus
tshawytscha) populations of the Snake and Columbia rivers. Can. J.
Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1-15.
A, H. Schaller, and M. Matylewich. 1989. Estimates of sustainable exploitation
rates for Columbia River landlocked White Sturgeon: Evaluating the importance
of a maximum size limit. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Technical
To contact Howard, please call 360.604.2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.