Role with the AFRP:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Coordinator assigned to the Cosumnes and Calaveras Rivers; Pacific Southwest Region Fish Passage Coordinator.
M.S. Aquatic Ecology, Utah State University, Logan, UT (2005).
B.S. Fisheries biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (2001).
2005-2009, Fishery Biologist, Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Coordinated fish passage efforts on the Forest and worked to secure funding for projects from a wide variety of sources. Worked as a project-level biologist across the Forest’s management units.
2002-2005, Assistant Fishery Biologist/Cooperative Education position, Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Completed thesis work on Shasta Lake and worked on the Forest during periods when school was not in session.
2000-2002, Fisheries Technician, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, USDA Forest Service. Various field and lab work supporting the fisheries research program.
Selected Projects and Publications:
Ratcliff, D.R., W.A. Wurtsbaugh and J. Zustak. In Press. Evaluating the effectiveness of grass bed treatments as habitat for juvenile bass in a drawdown reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
Waterfowl and upland bird hunting, fishing, boating, scuba diving.
USFWS - AFRP
4001 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 334-2968 ext. 409
Email: donald_ratcliff [just add @fws.gov]