Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Jesse Rivera

Jesse RiveraJesse received a BS in Environmental Biology from California State University Northridge in 1999. He spent a year at the university performing lab experiments with guppies and mosquito fish. He then accepted a position with the US Fish & Wildlife service in Reno, NV where he gained fisheries experience working with the endangered Cui-ui sucker (Chasmistes cujus) and the threatened Lahontan Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi). Some of his duties there included supervision and coordination of operations at Marble Bluff Fish Facility, stream habitat surveys, GIS mapping, population monitoring using backpack and raft electrofishing units, tagging, and various hatchery related activities.

Jesse joined the Columbia River Fisheries Program office in 2003. His duties as a fishery biologist include: coordination of tagging projects, supervision of mobilie tagging trailers at Federal fish hatcheries, PIT tagging, scale reading, and sampling of adult returning fish.

Jesse enjoys all types of fishing (including fly fishing), hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter during his time off.

To contact Jesse, please call 360.604.2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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