Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Pacific Region

BACKGROUND

Since 1871, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries Program has protected and enhanced fish populations and their habitats. Our team of fish biologists, technicians, and analysts works with partners to implement conservation programs, develop science applications, and monitor aquatic trust species in western Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest. Through partnerships, we work to conserve and restore aquatic species and their habitat in western Washington for the long-term benefit of the public.


Hatchery sampling (Photo: USFWS)  
Coho smolts in Lake Sammamish (Photo: USFWS)
 
Monitoring habitat complexity (Photo: USFWS)
Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus)   Lake Washington Chinook light study   Hatchery Evaluation Sampling


PROJECTS

Conservation Programs

     • Lake Sammamish kokanee restoration (video)
     • Elwha River dam removal and restoration
     • National Fish Hatchery mass marking and tagging
     • Hood Canal bull trout, salmon and steelhead recovery
     • Olympic mudminnow conservation
     • Youth Fisheries Academy (pdf)

Studies and Science Applications

     • Lake Sammamish kokanee supplementation program (video)
     • Elwha River adult salmon tagging and monitoring
     • Climate change vulnerability for western Washington fish populations (pdf)
     • National Fish Hatchery reform studies
     • Response of fish to physical habitat restoration

Monitoring

     • National Fish Hatchery monitoring and evaluation (pdf) (3.55M)
     • Pacific lamprey distribution and stock assessment
      Bull trout stock assessment
     • Olympic mudminnow population structure assessment
     • Chehalis River freshwater mussel distribution survey


PUBLICATIONS

Click here for a list of Fisheries Division publications.


STAFF

Staff members may be contacted at the phone number listed below or by clicking on their email link.


NAME TITLE PROJECT
PHONE
 EMAIL
Vacant Project Leader  
Email link to Denise Hawkins
Patrick DeHaan Deputy Project Leader  
360-753-9090
email link to Kevin Aitkin
Carol Mitchel Administrative Assistant  
360-753-4644
email link to Carol Mitchell
Carrie Cook-Tabor Fish Biologist Pacific Salmon Commission / Data Analysis
360-753-9512
email link to Carrie Cook-Tabor
Benjamin Cross Fish Biologist Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation
360-753-
email link to Carrie Cook-Tabor
Jeffery Johnson Fish Biologist White and Elwha River Projects
360-753-6052
email link to Jeffery Johnson
Roger Peters Fish Biologist Salmon and Bull Trout Ecology Studies
360-753-9549
email link to Roger Peters
Miranda Plumb Fish Biologist Fish Passage, Pacific Lamprey and the Chehalis Restoration Program
360-753-9560
email link to Miranda Plumb
Roger Tabor Fish Biologist Salmon Ecology Studies
360-753-9541
email link to Roger Tabor
Yvonne Dettlaff Fish & Wildlife Biologist Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation
360-753-9582
email link to Yvonne Dettlaff
Kieth Sweeny Biological Science Technician Fish Marking & Evaluation
360-753-9561
email link to Keith Sweeny
Michael Elam Biological Science Technician Hatchery Evaluation
360-753-5831
email link to Michael Elam
Ashley Carr Biological Science Technician Hatchery Evaluation
360-753-2056
email link to
Dustin Nadjkovic Biological Science Technician Hatchery Evaluation
360-753-4372
email link to
Shaun McCabe Biological Science Technician Hatchery Evaluation
360-753-4372
email link to
Olivia Williams Biological Science Technician Salmon Ecology Studies
360-753-2056
email link to Olivia Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: November 14, 2018
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