Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Maureen Kavanagh

MaureenMaureen Kavanagh has been working for the USFWS since 2004. She currently works as a project biologist on the Hatchery Assessment Team investigating ecological interactions between hatchery and native salmon and trout populations in the Clackamas River basin.

Prior to working for the USFWS, Maureen worked as a Fisheries Technician for the National Park Service in Yellowstone N.P. and Great Smoky Mountains N.P. While working in Yellowstone N.P., Maureen conducted stream population surveys and investigated the geographic distribution of cutthroat trout in the upper Snake River. Maureen has also worked at hatcheries for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Pisgah State Fish Hatchery.

She has a B.A. from Warren Wilson College and a M.S. from Western Carolina University. Her graduate work focused on fish passage through highway culverts.

In her spare time, Maureen enjoys running, biking and traveling.

Selected publications:

Kavanagh, M., Olson, D.E.  The Effects of Rearing Density on Growth, Fin Erosion, Survival and Migration Behavior of Hatchery Winter Steelhead. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 76:4, 323-332

Hudson, M.J., Kavanagh, M., S. Castle, and B. Silver.  Lack of Effect on Embryo Mortality and Fry Growth from Adult Coho Salmon Subjected to Electronarcosis Prior to Spawning. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 76:4, 346-350

To contact Maureen, please call 360.604.2500 or email Maureen_Kavanagh

Last updated: January 27, 2015
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