Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Paul Sankovich

Paul conducting a night stream surveyPaul joined the CRFPO's water management team in spring 2004. His work is currently focused on identifying factors limiting bull trout production in the Umatilla and John Day River basins in northeast Oregon. Before joining the CRFPO, Paul conducted fisheries research for the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (1989-1992), Idaho Department of Fish and Game (1992-1995), and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (1995-2004). He participated in studies relating to the spawning behavior of hatchery- and naturally-produced Chinook salmon, the life history and behavior of Snake River summer steelhead and spring-summer Chinook salmon, the production of Chinook salmon and steelhead in hatcheries, the supplementation of wild Chinook salmon populations with hatchery fish; and the life history, genetics, and habitat requirements of bull trout. Paul also worked on projects evaluating methods of estimating the abundance of adult bull trout, and assessing the use of captive brood stocks to assist in the recovery of Snake River spring-summer Chinook salmon.

Paul received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Nevada-Reno in 1987 and M.S. in Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho in 1995.

To contact Paul, please call 541.962.8692 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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