U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mark Bagdovitz, Columbia River Basin Coordinator
Mark Bagdovitz is the Fisheries Program lead for coordination of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service activities in the Columbia River Basin related to restoration and recovery of Pacific salmon and steelhead and other anadromous and resident fish. Mark is originally from upstate New York. He graduated from the State University of New York at Syracuse in 1982. In 1985, he earned a Master’s Degree in Fishery Biology from Michigan State University. Mark has work for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Buffalo District) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington DC. Mark joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Fisheries Program in Marquette, Michigan, and he has been in the Washington Office headquarters in both Fisheries and Ecological Services. He has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 18 years. Mark’s current responsibilities include coordinating Fisheries Program activities related to Pacific salmon and steelhead restoration, hydropower operations, and water management. These responsibilities include coordinating FWS activities with other Federal agencies, the Columbia Basin Tribes, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and the States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Mark is also the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representative to the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. Mark lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife (Jennifer) and two sons (Joseph and Peter). Mark’s favorite activities include salmon fishing, mushroom hunting, camping with the family, and, when he can find the time, homebrewing beer.
Michael Carrier, Assistant Regional Director
As Assistant Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Region, Mike Carrier leads the daily operation of the Service's fishery program. The fishery program is a network of 25 field stations with about 260 employees in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii. The network includes 15 national fish hatcheries producing approximately 60 million salmon and steelhead each year, three fish health centers, two fish and wildlife offices, three fisheries resources offices, the Service's largest fish technology center and a Lower Snake River Compensation Program office. The Lower Snake Compensation Program office administers the production program and funds the operation of 26 state and tribal hatchery, research and fish health facilities using money generated by the Bonneville Power Administration's sale of hydroelectric power. In addition, the regional fisheries program actively promotes fish habitat restoration, recovery of listed fish species and is a leader in the prevention, detection, and management of aquatic invasive species. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Regional Director, Carrier served as Coordinator of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, where he focused on forging a major new regional natural resource partnership to address the impacts of climate change across a large landscape.
Prior to joining the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Carrier was former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski's principal advisor on natural resource and environmental issues from 2004 to 2010. Before that he was Director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for four years. Prior to moving to Oregon, he served in a variety of management positions for natural resource agencies in Iowa and Indiana.
Carrier has a Master's degree in natural resources from Ball State University and Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Western Michigan University.
Don Campton, Science Advisor
Don Campton is a US Fish and Wildlife Service senior scientist serving as the Fisheries Program's Science Advisor on climate change, hatchery production and genetics, aquatic species conservation efforts, and habitat restoration. From 2005-2010 Don was the co-lead for the Region's Hatchery Review Team, and fomerly served as a geneticist at the Abernathy Fish Technology Center in Longview, Washington. Don received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of California (UC) Berkeley, an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Genetics from UC Davis. He has nearly 30 years of professional experience in genetics and fisheries biology. Previous positions have included Fishery Research Biologist for the Washington State Department of Wildlife, Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida and Regional Fish Geneticist for the USFWS. He is also a past president of the Genetics section of the American Fisheries Society and is currently a member of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group for the Western Washington Hatchery Reform Project. His expertise is the general areas of population genetics, fisheries biology and their applications to conservation biology and animal breeding.
Julie Collins, Deputy Assistant Regional Director
Sean Connolly, Fisheries Information Systems Coordinator
Sean Connolly, the Regional Fisheries Information Systems (FIS) Coordinator, has been a full-time Service employee since 1997. He has a B.A. in English-Writing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and a Master’s Degree in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His Service career started in 1995 as a temporary Budget Technician in Region 1’s Division of Budget and Finance, and he later rejoined the agency as a Presidential Management Intern and Budget Analyst in the Washington Office Division of Budget supporting the Ecological Services and International Affairs programs. In 2000, he returned to the Pacific Region as a Budget Analyst for Ecological Services and Migratory Bird programs. Prior to joining Fishery Resources, he also worked in the Region’s Division of Ecological Services first as an Assistant Program Supervisor, and later as the Manager for ES Program Operations, where he led a team of four staff who provided operational and administrative support to managers and employees in the Regional Office and five Fish and Wildlife Offices in the Northwest and Pacific Islands. In his current position, he is responsible for maintaining the Region’s accomplishment, plan, population, and project proposal data in the FIS, and provides technical or policy guidance to system users and supplies any FIS-based information needed for outreach purposes, accounting for Service Operational Plan performance targets, and implementation of the regional and national Fisheries Program Strategic Plans.
Robyn Draheim, Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Program Co-Coordinator
Robyn is currently a research assistant with the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs at Portland State University. She is "classically trained" as a marine biologist with an emphasis on benthic ecology and estuarine systems, but she has been working in the field of aquatic invasive species (both marine and freshwater) since 1997. She has been with the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs since 2001. Currently Robyn is responsible for implementing the State of Oregon's Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan. Prior to working on Oregon's State Plan, she coordinated the Lower and Middle Columbia River Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Surveys. She is a member of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species and a special assistant to the Oregon Invasive Species Council. Robyn has an MMA in Marine Policy and Resource Management from University of Washington's School of Marine Affairs, an MS in Marine Biology from Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, and a BS in Marine Biology from UCLA.
Jana Grote, Fisheries Supervisor
Jana Grote, Fisheries Supervisor, began her career with the Service in 1984 after receiving her Masters degree in Wildlife Ecology. She has field experience with Ecological Services offices in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Austin, Texas working on reservoir and flood control projects, habitat restoration, endangered species conservation, and education and outreach. At the Regional office level she has served as Ecological Services Program Supervisor, the Chief of Endangered Species, and as Special Assistant for Ecosystems. Jana enjoys working through partnerships to accomplish resource conservation. She helped develop the Region's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program from 1988-1992 and enjoyed working with landowners, conservation districts and others in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California to accomplish habitat restoration and conservation. From 1998 – 2000, she took a brief hiatus from the Service to work for the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension program and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Fisheries Partnership Specialist helping sport fishing groups throughout Wisconsin build coalitions and work together on common issues including habitat, water quality, and harvest regulations. She joined the Pacific Region's Fisheries program in 2005 and serves as the regional office liaison for Abernathy Fish Technology Center, Leavenworth NFH Complex, Makah NFH, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Resource Office, Olympia Fish Health Center, Quinault NFH, Quilcene NFH, and the Western Washington Fisheries Resource Office.
Rich Johnson, Fisheries Supervisor
Rich Johnson is currently a line supervisor, overseeing hatcheries, fish health centers, and management assistance offices in the Columbia River Basin, and has been an employee of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over 29 years. Rich was born in the mid-west, but raised and educated in California, graduating from Humboldt State University in 1976, majoring in Fishery Biology. After graduation he spent time working in the commercial fish farming industry and as a commercial salmon fisherman. Rich began his Service career in 1979 in the Great Lakes Region at Hebron National Fish Hatchery (NFH), Ohio. After Hebron NFH, he worked at Jordan River NFH in Michigan, part of the Great Lakes, lake trout restoration program. From Michigan he traveled to Alaska and the Fairbanks Fisheries Resource Office. There, he worked on fisheries issues in National Wildlife Refuges, the Gates of the Arctic National Park, and with Inupiat subsistence fishers in the village of Selawik, which is located near the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge. Rich became the Deputy Project Leader at the Northern Central Valley Fish and Wildlife Office located in northern California in 1991. There he worked on Chinook salmon and steelhead monitoring and restoration programs on the Sacramento River and its tributaries. In 1999 he came to the Service’s Pacific Region Regional Office in Portland in 1999 to work with the Fisheries Programmatic ARD, in the Management Assistance Division.
Kim Hubbard, Facility Management Coordinator
Dan Shively, Fish Passage and Habitat Partnerships Coordinator