Biography

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.

Watersheds:

Education:

M.S. Aquatic Ecology, Utah State University, Logan, UT (2005).

B.S. Fisheries biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (2001).

Previous Experience:

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.

Other Interests:

Waterfowl and upland bird hunting, fishing, boating, scuba diving.

Contact Information:

Donnie Ratcliff
USFWS - AFRP
4001 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 334-2968 ext. 409
Email: donald_ratcliff [just add @fws.gov]