Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Tim Roth

Tim teaching students about coho fry habitat.Tim Roth is a Supervisory Fisheries Biologist and is the Deputy Project Leader for the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. Tim graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in 1974 with a degree in Biology and started his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1975 as a temporary biological sciences technician working on a number of field studies, including Treaty Indian fisheries sampling, spawning ground surveys, white sturgeon population surveys, and shad selective capture technique studies. Tim worked his way up through the ranks, serving as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s technical representative for a number of positions, primarily in the harvest management assessment and production management evaluation, planning, and coordination arenas. Tim served as the Service representative on the Technical Advisory Committee and the Production Advisory Committee for the U.S. v. Oregon treaty fishing rights court case, the Salmon Technical Team for the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the Bi-lateral Chinook Technical Committee for the Pacific Salmon Commission for a number of years and is currently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s policy representative on the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

While still serving as the Service’s primary point of contact for regional harvest management and production management technical and policy level issues, especially as they pertain to U.S. v. Oregon and west coast fisheries issues, Tim is now also heavily engaged in office administration, budget planning and development, and work activity guidance for all aspects of the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office. As Deputy Project Leader, Tim oversees and directly supervises the Office Administration, Hatchery Evaluation, Marking/Tagging and Harvest Management sections of the Office.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys hiking, fishing, and big game hunting, especially archery hunting for elk in Washington and rifle hunting for moose in British Columbia, Canada.

To contact Tim, please call 360.604.2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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