Environmental Education and Training

  • B.S., Magna cum laude, major Fisheries Science, minor Chemistry;
    OSU, 1998
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER annual recertifications, Compliance Solutions, Inc.;
    Portland, OR, 2004–2010
  • Aquatic Mollusck Sampling & Identification, USFS, Region 6;
    Sandy, OR, May 2000
  • FERC and Dam Re-licensing Workshop, USFS, Region 6;
    Sandy, OR,September 1999
  • Principles of Techniques of Electrofishing, workshop, Smith-Root Inc. & WSU;
    Vancouver, WA, 1999
  • DEQ Standardized Water Temperature Monitoring;
    The Dalles, OR, May 1999
  • Practical Approaches to Restoring Watersheds, AFS (Oregon Chapter);
    Sun River, OR 1999
  • Wildland Firefighting, USFS, Region 6;
    Barlow & Hood River, OR, 1998 & 1999
  • Defensive Driving, USFS, Region 6;
    Hood River & Barlow RD's, OR, 1997 & 1999

Permits, Registrations and Certifications

  • HAZWOPER Certified (OR), Compliance Solutions, Inc., 2004 to 2010
  • Boater Certification (OR), Oregon State Marine Board, 2004
  • Open Water SCUBA Certification (National), NAUI, Oregon State University, 1997
  • Chain Saw - Felling & Bucking, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest; Dufur, OR, 1997 & 1999
  • Federal Motor Vehicle Operator Authorization under 16,000 lbs GVWR, USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest; Hood River, OR, 1997

Research Skills

  • Collection of field data and data management, including quality control / quality assurance protocols
  • Use of GIS and statistical software, as well as spreadsheet, word processing, database programs
  • Fish passage and screen evaluation
  • Fish, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and algae sampling and analysis
  • Habitat monitoring and restoration
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Sediment sampling and reporting
  • ESA biological assessments
  • CERCLA fish and aquatic sampling and processing
  • Turbidity monitoring and reporting
  • pH monitoring
  • Stream habitat surveying and restoration
  • Sediment sampling
  • Electrofishing, including training as crew leader
  • Snorkel surveying for monitoring of threatened bull trout
  • Aquatic mollusk surveys, including C-3 Survey and Manage training
  • Clackamas River night snorkeling surveys, following Western Division AFS survey protocol for bull trout presence / absence (Peterson et al. 2002)

  • Open water diver planning and training, set up of dive stations, transects and point surveys
  • Safe vessel operations for fish and invertebrate tissue sampling and gill-netting
  • Riparian planting and revegetation
  • Dissection lab setup
  • Processing of specimens and fish tissue, including fish dissection
  • Sampling station reconnaissance
  • Fish and invertebrate collection methods, including use of multiple active and passive capture methods
  • Sediment core sampling, including use of a Van Veen grab sampler
  • Vibracore and rotary drill sediment sampling
  • Conducting periphyton monitoring surveys and post-spill damage assessments
  • Skill in identification of salmonid juvenile and adult fishes
  • Quantified salmonid spawning and rearing habitat and quality upstream of fish passage barriers
  • Knowledge of Salmonid Screening Habitat Enhancement and Restoration (SSHEAR) protocol of WDFW
  • Salmonid scale sampling, tissue sampling and preservation
  • Mark-recapture studies using Pan-jet, fin clips, and floy tags
  • Boat-based gill net and trawl sampling
  • Outboard motor operation and repair
  • Ability to operate open boats up to 24 feet with jet and propeller outboard motors
  • Ability to operate canoes, kayaks, and rafts
  • Use of anesthesia in fishes, including MS-222 and clove oil
  • Use of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag, Pan-jets, radio tags, Floy tags
  • Use of rotary screw traps to six-foot diameter, including installation, operation, and maintenance