Carson National Fish Hatchery
Pacific Region


Columbia River Gorge NFH Complex Manager
Mike Clark
moved to the Columbia River Gorge to become Complex Manager in August of 2016 after 13 years in Washington, D.C.  After ten years with the National Marine Fisheries Service working on Atlantic Swordfish, Sharks, and Tunas management and three years with the Department of State working on North Pacific fisheries treaties he decided it was time to get back to "squeezing fish".  He received a Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology at the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in fisheries biology at Virginia Tech University.  He is still adjusting to the fact that he can go mountain biking, skiing, or fishing right out his back door and park within a block of Hood River's fine eating and drinking establishments on a Friday evening - but making good progress.

Carson NFH Manager
Larry Zeigenfuss
came to Carson in 2011 from eastern Utah where he raised endangered fish for the Colorado River Fisheries Recovery Program for four years. Prior to that he spent 12 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Conservation Office out of Vernal, Utah where he helped the Service meet its Tribal Trust Responsibilities by providing technical assistance to all Native American Tribes in Utah managing their fish and wildlife resources. Larry has an M.S. in Fishery Biology from Colorado Sate and a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Maryland.

Fish Culture
Two fish culturists: Randy Berge and Nathan Sweeney, are responsible for collecting eggs from returning adult salmon, care and inventory of the eggs, and overall assurance that the fish are well taken care of.

The maintenance position is currently vacant.

Christian Anderson is the current staff biologist.

The station also has an active Information and Education program under the direction of Cheri Anderson and Jennifer Rowlen.
Cheri came to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in October 1998 after spending nearly eight years working as an Interpretive Park Ranger for the National Park Service. Cheri has a B.A. in Education for Biology and Reading and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. Jennifer has a B.A. in Geography and Ecology from San Diego State University and an M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon State College. She has enjoyed working for the U.S. Forest Service and various Conservation organizations prior to joining USFWS.

Last updated: October 25, 2017
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