Projects and Research

The CRFWCO provides science-based recommendations for the management of aquatic resources on Federal and Tribal lands in the Pacific Northwest. The programs in our office provide technical assessment, interagency coordination, and representation for technical- and policy-level workgroups, committees, councils, and commissions. Our programs are:

Passage and Habitat Assessment

To implement the mission of the CRFWCO, the Passage and Habitat Team (PHT) represents CRFWCO in regional and national management forums and provides assessments to inform key management decisions needed to determine the status of imperiled natural stocks, to evaluate management measures for recovery, assist in the recovery of these stocks, and to prevent future listings. Learn more about the Passage and Habitat Assessment program

Natural Population Assessment

The Natural Population Assessment program is responsible for providing scientific-based contributions to the management and conservation of native fish species in the Pacific Northwest by investigating the spatial and temporal distribution of fish populations, their movement and migration patterns, estimating population abundance and trends, and determining how these relate to habitat conditions and anthropogenic changes to habitat. Learn more about the Natural Population Assessment program.

Hatchery Assessment

The Hatchery Assessment program monitors hatchery production and performance, and assess impacts to wild and ESA-listed populations to identify information needs and designs studies to fill data gaps that help our National Fish Hatcheries operate using the best available information to meet program goals. Learn more about the Hatchery Assessment program.

Marking and Tagging

The Marking and Tagging Program conducts mass marking of hatchery fish and bio sampling of returning adult fish at hatcheries. The program also provides support for studies evaluating the effects of the various marking techniques on condition, growth, behavior, and survival of fish to various life stages. Learn more about the Marking and Tagging program.

Fisheries Management

The Fisheries Management Program members serve on policy- and technical-level advisory panels that inform regional fisheries policy. Learn more about the Fisheries Management program.

GIS and Data

The GIS / Data Team provides training and support for projects that use GIS, GPS, and database software for data collection and management. Learn more about the GIS and Data program.

Science Communication and Outreach

The Science Communication and Outreach Program has the primary responsibility of coordinating the information and education activities for CRFWCO. Learn more about the Science Communication and Outreach Program.