Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving America's Fisheries

Contact Information

Rob Simmonds
Project Leader

Phone: (618) 997-6869 ext. 14
E-Mail: rob_simmonds@fws.gov

Rob works with office staff and partners to identify resource issues of mutual interest and to develop and implement strategies to address them. He is involved in all aspects of the office including Asian carp management and control, big river fish management, and sport fish management on federal lands. However, Rob's main interest is in addressing aquatic habitat issues at a landscape scale. He currently serves as the Interim Coordinator for the Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership. Prior to his current position, Rob spent 5 years as the Assistant Project Leader for the Arizona Fishery Resources Office. Rob holds an M.S. Degree in Fish and Wildlife Ecology from Oklahoma State University and a B.S. Degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Lake Superior State University. Personal interests include deer and turkey hunting, and spending quality time with his wife and two kids.