Colton grew up on ranches in ID, MO and AZ. He earned a B.S. in Fisheries Conservation and Management from University of Arizona in 2009. As an undergraduate he participated in restoration, renovation, and monitoring of streams, studies of Apache trout introgression, and experimental propagation of federally listed Cyprinids. He received a M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from University of Florida in 2012 based on influencing vital rates of juvenile native fish through experimental manipulation of discharges in the Colorado River. He loves almost all outdoor activities, but states he isn't particularly good at any of them.
|DWR: Understanding the effects of wildfire on fish populations and stream geomorphology in Twitchell Canyon||September 2018|
|Finch, C., Budy, P., and Belmont, P. 2016. A future of fire, floods, and fish. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 7-12 August 2016.||August 2016|
|Finch, C., Budy, P., and Belmont, P. 2016. A future of fire, floods, and fish. American Fisheries Society Utah Chapter Annual Meeting. Altamont, Utah, March 15-17 2016.||March 2016|
|Finch, C. and P. Budy. 2015. Bringing back the trout: metapopulation viability of Bonneville cutthroat trout in a fire-impacted watershed. Utah chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual meeting, Moab, Utah 24-26 March 2015.||March 2015|
|Finch, C. and P. Budy. 2015. Bringing back the trout: metapopulation viability of Bonneville cutthroat trout in a fire-impacted watershed. Restoring the West conference, Logan, Utah. October 28-29, 2016.||October 2015|
|Finch, C. and P. Budy. 2014. Habitat mediated dispersal and recolonization in stream fish following a severe fire. Poster. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting; Portland, OR; May 18-23, 2014.||May 2014|