Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program
Pacific Region

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Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region
911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503.872.2763
Fax: 503.231-2062




Roy Elicker, Assistant Regional Director

Dan Nehler (Acting) Deputy Assistant Regional Director

Steve Hayes-Liston, Executive Administrative Assistant

Juan Jose Mora-Flores, Administrative Assistant



Mark Ahrens, Branch Chief, Field Support Operations

Mark Bagdovitz, Columbia River Basin Coordinator

Mark Bagdovitz is the Fisheries Program lead for coordination of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service activities in the Columbia River Basin related to restoration and recovery of Pacific salmon and steelhead and other anadromous and resident fish.  Mark is originally from upstate New York.  He graduated from the State University of New York at Syracuse in 1982.  In 1985, he earned a Master’s Degree in Fishery Biology from Michigan State University.  Mark has work for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Buffalo District) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington DC. Mark joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Fisheries Program in Marquette, Michigan, and he has been in the Washington Office headquarters in both Fisheries and Ecological Services.  He has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 18 years. Mark’s current responsibilities include coordinating Fisheries Program activities related to Pacific salmon and steelhead restoration, hydropower operations, and water management.  These responsibilities include coordinating FWS activities with other Federal agencies, the Columbia Basin Tribes, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and the States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.  Mark is also the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representative to the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority.  Mark lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife (Jennifer) and two sons (Joseph and Peter).  Mark’s favorite activities include salmon fishing, mushroom hunting, camping with the family, and, when he can find the time, homebrewing beer.

Marilyn 'Guppy' Blair, (Acting) Branch Chief, Aquatic Habitat Conservation

Don Campton, Science Advisor

Don Campton is a US Fish and Wildlife Service senior scientist serving as the Fisheries Program's Science Advisor on climate change, hatchery production and genetics, aquatic species conservation efforts, and habitat restoration. From 2005-2010 Don was the co-lead for the Region's Hatchery Review Team, and fomerly served as a geneticist at the Abernathy Fish Technology Center in Longview, Washington. Don received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of California (UC) Berkeley, an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Genetics from UC Davis. He has nearly 30 years of professional experience in genetics and fisheries biology. Previous positions have included Fishery Research Biologist for the Washington State Department of Wildlife, Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida and Regional Fish Geneticist for the USFWS. He is also a past president of the Genetics section of the American Fisheries Society and is currently a member of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group for the Western Washington Hatchery Reform Project. His expertise is the general areas of population genetics, fisheries biology and their applications to conservation biology and animal breeding.


Linda Colin, Real Property and Data Management Technician

Sean Connolly, Fisheries Information Systems Coordinator, Youth/Conserveration Education, Communications and Outreach

Sean Connolly is the FAC Program's Regional Fisheries Information Systems (FIS), Conservation Education, and Outreach Coordinator. He has been a full-time Service employee since 1997, and has a B.A. in English-Writing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a Master’s Degree in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Montery. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, his Service career started in 1995 as a temporary Budget Technician in Region 1’s Division of Budget and Finance. After graduate school he rejoined the agency as a Presidential Management Intern, where he worked as a Budget Analyst in the headquarters Division of Budget and supported the agency's Ecological Services and International Affairs programs. In 2000, he returned to the Pacific Region as a Budget Analyst for Ecological Services and Migratory Bird programs. Prior to joining the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program, he worked in the Region’s Division of Ecological Services as an Assistant Program Supervisor, and later as the Manager for ES Program Operations. He's held his current position since 2006, and is responsible for maintaining the Program's accomplishment, plan, population, and project proposal data in the FIS. He also coordinates program implementation of the Youth in the Great Outoors Initiative, the national FAC Program Strategic Plan, and works on communications and outreach initiatives.

Mark Drobish, (Acting) Line Supervisor, Eastside Facilities

Andrew Goodwin, Fish Health Program Manager

Andy Goodwin oversees the operation of the three Fish Health Centers in Region 1. These Centers monitor the health of wild and hatchery fish and oversee the prevention and treatment of fish diseases on FWS hatcheries and on many tribal hatcheries.  After earning a B.S. degree from the University of Toledo, Andy worked on private hatcheries in Ohio and in Texas for several years. Finding that he needed to know more about fish health, he went to Auburn University where he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Fish Pathology, and then spent 3 years as a post-doctoral researcher at Cornell University. For the next 16 years Andy worked as a professor and administrator at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  In that position he oversaw 4 fish health laboratories that served private and public hatcheries in the southeast, taught classes in fish health, did fish disease research, and served in an Extension role where he was responsible for providing fish health and biosecurity information to hatchery managers and fish health professionals.  Andy has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and several book chapters on fish disease with fish viruses as the most frequent topic.  He has served on many professional and governmental committees responsible for developing fish health policies and regulations at both the national and international level.  He has been with the FWS since September 2012.  

Scott Gronbach, (Acting) Facility Management Coordinator

Amy Horstman, (Acting) Fish Passage and Habitat Partnerships Coordinator

Alesha Sangster, Graduate Assistant/Intern, Communications and Outreach

Brook Silver, (Acting) Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

(vacant), Westside Line Supervisor
contact e-mail and telephone TBD


Last updated: March 16, 2016

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