David WillsDavid graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Management in 1976 and a B.S. in Fishery Biology in 1978. He went on to graduate school studies in 1982 and spent 17 months at Uppsala University, Sweden studying limnology and doing field investigations. Before coming to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1987, David had a wide variety of work experiences (fire-fighting, range management, wildlife and fisheries assessments for environmental impact statements, timber cruising, and hydrology) with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and California.
Since joining the Service, David's duties have included harvest management, hatchery assessment and evaluation, and representing the Service on the Integrated Hatchery Operations Team (a project for the Northwest Power Planning Council), the Technical Advisory Committee for the U.S. v. Oregon court case, and the PIT Tag Steering Committee of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority.
Presently David's duties are with Columbia River hydro-system management and fish passage. Responsibilities encompass coordinating and managing issues through several regional forums (the Technical Management Team, the System Configuration Team, the Water Quality Team, and the Fish Passage Advisory Committee) relating to the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) that affect Service responsibilities in the Columbia River Basin.
David lives in Oregon with his wife ...and a dog.
To contact David, please call 360.604.2500 or email David_Wills@fws.gov.
Last updated: February 14, 2013