Role with the AFRP:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Coordinator, Anadromous Fish Restoration Program, Upper Sacramento River tributary streams.
M.S., 1997, Natural Resources, Freshwater Fisheries Management, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.
Thesis Title: Freshwater Habitat Utilization of Juvenile Chinook Salmon (Onchorhyncus tshawtscha) in Camp Creek, Klamath Basin, California.
B.S., 1985, Range Management, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1993 – 2005: District Fisheries Biologist, Salmon River Ranger District, Klamath National Forest. Salmon River has the largest wild spring-run Chinook population in the Klamath River Basin. Watershed restoration activities were a large part of the district fisheries and watershed programs, particularly minimizing sediment introduction through road
1989 – 1993: Orleans Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest. Started out as a Forestry Tech working on my thesis and metamorphosed into the District Fisheries Biologist.
1985 – 1989: During this time period I worked in recreation, range, wildlife, and fisheries on the Los Padres, Eldorado, and Tahoe National Forests.
Selected Projects and Publications:
Elder, D., B. Olson, A. Olson, P. Brucker, and J. Villeponteaux. 2002. Salmon River Subbasin Restoration Strategy: Steps to Recovery and Conservation of Aquatic Resources. Fish and Wildlife Service Interagency Agreement 14-48-113333-98-H019.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
10950 Tyler Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080-7762
(530) 527-3043 ext. N/A
Email: brenda_olson [just add @fws.gov]