The Senior Fishery Scientist / Habitat Group Leader oversees a team of scientists, biologists, and technicians who develop methods to promote riverine ecosystem recovery in accordance with the organization’s fish restoration plan, Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit “Spirit of the Salmon”. The aim of this work is to ensure that the four CRITFC member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama) have a sustainable salmon fishery. The Senior Fishery Scientist will develop research, monitoring, and evaluation programs to related to recovery of anadromous fishes of the Columbia River basin. This role collaborates closely with other internal and external scientists, partners, and policy makers who have similar interests in restoring watersheds and salmon populations. The Habitat Program is one of four groups within CRITFC’s Fishery Science Department. The mission of the Habitat Program is to evaluate salmonid and stream ecosystem response to conservation measures and environmental stressors in the Columbia River basin.
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