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Washington Technical Assistance Activities

Master's student Casey Clark (right) and WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer, Tony Jaros (Left) hold a Coastal Cutthroat Trout caught in Lake Washington as part of the "Estimating Predation by and Abundance of Cutthroat Trout and Northern Pikeminnow in Lake Washington" study.

The Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides technical assistance to our Cooperators and to management agencies throughout the US and around the world. The Unit staff are also heavily involved in University and Professional service activities.

Washington Technical Assistance

  • Sarah ConverseFacilitation of Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Population Analysis and Monitoring Information Session, Alaska Marine Science Symposium (January 2020 - January 2020)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomGuidance provided to the Orange County (California) Marine Protected Areas Council regarding availability of data on abundance and conservation status of abalone in the County's coastal (Pacific Ocean) marine habitats. (September 2016 - September 2016)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember, Pinto Abalone Status Review Team, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended. (July 2013 - May 2014)
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Washington Professional Service

  • Sarah ConverseUSGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel (April 2017 - April 2017)
  • Chris GrueMember, FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, Food Quality Protection Act Board, US EPA, Washington, D.C. (March 2004 - April 2004)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember, Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (and predecessor panels), Global Marine Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland (March 2004 - December 2015)
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Washington University Service

  • Sarah ConverseMember, Search Committee for Top Predator Faculty, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (August 2018 - April 2019)
  • Sarah ConverseChair, WACFWRU Assistant Unit Leader Search Committee, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington (March 2018 - March 2019)
  • Sarah ConverseMember, Research Committee, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington (November 2017 - June 2019)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 38

Presentations: 48


Contact Us

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Seattle, WA 98195-5020 Phone: (206) 543 - 6475 Fax: (206) 616 - 8689 Our University Web Site

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Washington
  4. Washington Department of Ecology
  5. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  6. Washington Department of Natural Resources
  7. Washington State University
  8. Wildlife Management Institute