Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Sam Lohr

Sam's current position with the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office (CRFPO) is Fish Biologist for the Recovery, Assessment, and Planning (RAP) Team. His primary focus is on fisheries assistance to National Wildlife Refuges and implementation of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. Sam recieved a B.S. in Zoology (1983) from the University of North Carolina and an M.S. in Biology (1985) from Western Carolina University. Sam later went on to recieve his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (1993) from Montana State University where his dissertation evaluated biological assumptions of an instream flow method.

Prior to working at the CRFPO, Sam spent seven years with two other Service offices. At the Snake River Basin Office in Idaho, he worked in the office's Endangered Species Listing and Recovery Program, with primary focus on bull trout. His two years with the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary Fishery Resource Office were spent in the development and implementation of a restoration plan for anadromous fish in the Central Valley. Sam previously investigated variability of fish assemblages at various spatial and temporal scales in a southeastern Colorado watershed as Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University.

To contact Sam, please call 360.604.2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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