Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Dan Butler

DanAs the assistant to the Team Leader and Field Supervisor for the marking program Dan’s role includes assisting with the planning, coordination, budget development, scheduling and, supervision of marking and tagging projects at Federal, State, and Tribal fish hatcheries and oversight of PIT tagging, scale reading, and bio-sampling of adult returning fish. Dan joined the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office in 2006. Prior to coming to CRFPO, Dan worked for six years in the Fisheries Division at the Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Office in Lacey, WA as a Biological Science Technician (Fisheries). Dan’s duties at WWFWO included marking trailer supervisor at three federal hatcheries on the Olympic Peninsula (Makah NFH, Quinault NFH and Quilcene NFH), scale reading, and bio-sampling of adult returning fish, Quilcene River Summer Chum recovery monitoring, and he worked on various stream/lake habitat assessment projects thought Western Washington. Dan was also a DOI Motorboat Operator and was called on to operate boats for several bird projects as well as hydro-acoustic/radio telemetry projects. Prior to coming to WWFWO, Dan worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Lower Monumental Dam Fish Collection Facility on the Snake River for about a year and a half. Duties included: Monitoring and maintaining operations of the fish bypass facility. Monitoring the bypass gallery orifices, gate-wells, de-watering stations, wet separator, electronic counting system, sample and holding tanks, and fish raceways and assist in barge and truck loading operations.

To contact Dan, please call 360-604-2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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