Role with the AIS:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Non-native Invasive Species Watershed Coordinator



B.S. Environmental Studies: Marine & Terrestrial Ecology, University of Maine @ Machias

M.S. Applied Natural Science, University of Southern Colorado

Previous Experience:

Mesa County Purple Loosestrife Program Coordinator, Mesa County, Grand Junction, CO

Fish & Wildlife Biologist, FWS , Grand Junction, CO

GIS Cartographic Technician, Pike & San Isabel National Forest & Comanche National Grasslands, Pueblo, CO

Biological Fish Technician, Pike & San Isabel National Forest & Comanche National Grasslands, Pueblo, CO

Biology/Chemistry Laboratory Instructor, University of Southern Colorado & Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

Biological Fish Technician, Maine Atlantic Sea-Run Salmon Commission, Bangor, ME

Senior Marine Research Assistant, University of Maine @ Machias, Machias, ME

Selected Projects and Publications:

Kraus, MG., B.F. Beal, S.R, Chapman and L. McMartin. 1991. Salinity and temperature tolerance teat on ocean quahogs Aretica islm&ca (Linnaeus,1776), J. Shellfish Research 10(1):297.

Kraus, MG., B.F. Beal, S.R Chapman and L. McMartin 1992. A comparison of growth rates in Arctica islandica (Linnaeus, 1776) between field and laboratory populations. J_Shellfish Research 11(2):289-294

Reports: Gallagher, J.P., D.S. Winters and L. McMartin. 1993. Basin-Wide Stream Habitat Inventory 1993. A Cooperative Inventory Conducted By USDA Forest Service, Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimmaron & Comanche National Grasslands and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Ryke, N., D. Winters, L. McMartin. 1993. Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species of the Pike & San Isabel National Forests and Comanche & Cimaron National Grasslands.

McMartin, L. 1997. Evaluation of the Caddisfly (Brachycentrus americanus) as a Transfer Agent of Lead from a polluted Lotic Ecosystem to the Terrestrial Environment. Master’s Degree Thesis, USC.

(Draft) Wells, J.T., L. McMartin, K. Giezentanner, C. Hirsch, T. Fresques, D. Ausmus, M. McGuire, C. Cesar. Writing About Effects to Listed Species: Concepts for Preparing the Effects Section of a Biological Assessment. Report prepared by Interagency Northwest Colorado Level 1 Team. (Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife.)

Other Interests:

Building a solar powered straw bale home and taking my knowledge to third world communities. Become involved with global warming, wildlife habitat loss and poverty issues on an international level. Canine Search & Rescue Training with my four-legged buddy, Chaco, and bringing that knowleged in working with detection dogs to benefit science and conservation. (Finding T&E species, invasive species, etc.) Hiking, skiing, yoga, mediation, and most important of all, spending time with my family!!!

Contact Information:

Louanne McMartin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4001 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA, CA 95205
(209) 334-2968 ext. 337
Email: louanne_mcmartin [just add]