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Columbia Fishery Resource Office Adds Satellite Office
Midwest Region, February 15, 2007
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Columbia FRO has expanded!  A crew of dedicated employees from the FRO led by Brian Elkington, Biological Science Technician, moved all of the offices, February 5th through 19th. 


Thanks to the help of Columbia FRO staff, the move to the new “Fisheries South” office was carried out smoothly and efficiently. 


The move included an elaborate cubicle system to be reconstructed in the new site as well as infrastructure for the largest inland fisheries database in the world containing paddlefish information dating back to the mid 1980’s. 


The site required drywall repair, painting and extensive wiring for the addition of a new computer server, router and phone system.  It was a labor intensive move accomplished largely by the persistence and determination of those involved. 


The move alleviated an overcrowding issue at the Columbia FRO that has been growing over the past year. 


Programs moving to the “Fisheries South” building included the Fish Passage Program, Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Project (HAMP), Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association (MICRA) National Paddlefish Stock Assessment Project, and fisheries management technical assistance for refuges and Defense Department lands. 

Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov
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