Willard 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.

Willard NFH Manager

Steve Wingert is the Hatchery Manager responsible for the daily supervision of activities at Willard NFH. Steve received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University and has worked at several Idaho Fish & Game hatcheries during the previous 18 years.

Fish Culture
Bryan Charlton and Pat Cushman as fish culturists are responsible for the day-to-day care of more than1 million coho and spring Chinook salmon reared at the hatchery.

Last updated: March 10, 2017
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