Larry Zeigenfuss came to Carson in 2011 from eastern Utah where he raised endangered fish for the Colorado River Fisheries Recovery Program for four years. Prior to that he spent 12 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Conservation Office out of Vernal, Utah where he helped the Service meet its Tribal Trust Responsibilities by providing technical assistance to all Native American Tribes in Utah managing their fish and wildlife resources. Larry has an M.S. in Fishery Biology from Colorado Sate and a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Maryland.
Two fish culturists: Randy Berge and Nathan
Sweeney, are responsible for collecting eggs from returning adult
salmon, care and inventory of the eggs, and overall assurance that
the fish are well taken care of.
Maintenanceman, Jeff Blaisdell, keeps the hatchery and all equipment
in good working order.
David Burbank is a recent graduate of the University of Idaho with a Masters in Fish Health. While in Idaho he studied the use of probiotics to control or prevent coldwater disease in rainbow trout. As staff biologist David provides biological support to the hatchery manager and staff.
The station also has an active Information and Education program
under the direction of Cheri Anderson and Jennifer Rowlen. Cheri
came to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in October 1998 after
spending nearly eight years working as an Interpretive Park Ranger
for the National Park Service. Cheri has a B.A. in Education
for Biology and Reading and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the
University of Montana. Jennifer
has a B.A. in Geography and Ecology from San Diego State University
and an M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon State
College. She has enjoyed working for the U.S. Forest Service
and various Conservation organizations prior to joining USFWS.