Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Washington
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Washington Technical Assistance Activities


Cascades frog, Southern Cascades, Washington

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.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Washington Department of Ecology – Review of Monitoring Protocol for Use of Imazamox to Control Japanese Eelgrass in Willapa Bay, WA
Washington Department of Ecology
Grue 2012-04-01
WDFW Research Prioritization Process Facilitation
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Converse 2019-10-01
USGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel
USGS
Grue 2013-04-20
Technical reviewer, National recovery strategy for the sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in Canada. Requested by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 15 April 2003. Written review provided 7 May 2003.
VanBlaricom 2003-04-01
Technical review of draft Report, Orca Recovery Conference, Seattle, Washington, 31 May through 2 June 2002.
VanBlaricom 2002-10-01
Technical peer review of the October 2005 Draft Recovery Plan for White Abalone (Haliotis sorenseni), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended.
Office of Protected Resources, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
VanBlaricom 2006-03-13
Technical peer review of a draft cooperative research agreement between Region 7, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC). Done at the invitation of ASLC.
VanBlaricom 2003-10-01
Technical guidance provided to Mr. Joel Bourne, National Geographic Society, for an article on wildlife along the coast of Alaska.
VanBlaricom 2003-03-01
Technical guidance on species identifications for images of marine mammals, to be used in instructional resource development for "National Geographic Kids", a program of the National Geographic Society, Washington DC.
"National Geographic Kids", a program of the National Geographic Society
VanBlaricom 2016-11-01
Technical Workgroup for Adaptive Management of the Lake Washington sockeye salmon mitigation hatchery
Seattle Public Utilities
Beauchamp 2009-09-15
Technical Advisory Committee Lead Shot Ingestion of Swans Wintering in Washington State and British Columbia
Trumpeter Swan Society
Grue 2004-06-01
Student award judge, Graduate Student Symposium
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
VanBlaricom 2011-11-17
Student Award Judge, 66th Annual Joint Meeting. Tulalip, Washington, USA.
Pacific Coast Section, National Shellfisheries Association, & Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
VanBlaricom 2012-09-25
Serve on technical, research, and oversight committees for the Lake Washington Basin and Cedar River watershed's Habitat Conservation Plan
Seattle Public Utilities
Beauchamp 2003-05-01
Provided time series data on abundance of black abalones at San Nicolas Island, California, to the Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Data will be used to assess the status of black abalone populations in the context of possible listing pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
VanBlaricom 2004-01-01
Provided FSP review of one technical manuscript authored by a USGS scientist and a university cooperating scientist.
Santa Cruz Field Station, Western Ecological Research Center
VanBlaricom 2017-05-22
Organizer, Monthly Olympia Seminar Series, sponsored by the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the Washington (State) Departments of Ecology, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Natural Resources. Seminars presented on the second Wednesday of each month, October 1995 through June 1996 (first year of the series).
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
VanBlaricom 1995-10-01
Member, Research Program Review Panel, Steller Sea Lion Research Program, Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska. Panel convened by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Reston, Virginia.
VanBlaricom 2005-11-09
Member, Pinto Abalone Status Review Team, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended.
Office of Protected Resources, West Coast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
VanBlaricom 2013-07-15
Member, FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, Food Quality Protection Act Board, US EPA, Washington, D.C.
Grue 2003-01-01
Member, Black Abalone Critical Habitat Assessment and Review Team, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended.
Office of Protected Resources, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
VanBlaricom 2010-07-15
Member, Advisory Panel, development of an implementation plan for the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (2007-2011). Convened by the North Pacific Research Board.
VanBlaricom 2006-04-13
Member, Advisory Panel, development of a Comprehensive Marine Stewardship Plan, San Juan County, Washington. Convened by the San Juan County Marine Resource Committee.
VanBlaricom 2006-06-28
Member and elected nominal Chair, Black Abalone Recovery Team, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended.
Office of Protected Resources, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
VanBlaricom 2011-06-15
Invited participant, Workshop on northern abalone and environmental constraints on northwest marine invertebrate species. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Friday Harbor, Washington. 9-11 September 2003
VanBlaricom 2003-09-01
Invited participant, Workshop on Research Priorities, relating to the decline of sea otter populations in southwestern Alaska. Alaska SeaLife Center and US Fish and Wildlife Service. 5-7 April 2004
VanBlaricom 2004-04-01
Invited participant, Workshop on Monitoring of Marine Mammals and Seabirds in the National Marine Sanctuary System, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Santa Cruz, California. 10-11 December 2002.
VanBlaricom 2002-12-01
Independent Science Advisory Board (ISAB) ad hoc member for Food Web Review of the Columbia River Basin
Northwest Power and Conservation Commission
Beauchamp 2009-06-20
Guidance 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.
Orange County (California) Marine Protected Areas Council
VanBlaricom 2016-09-16
Facilitation of decision-analytic process for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Habitat Management Working Group.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Converse 2019-02-01
Facilitation of Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Population Analysis and Monitoring Information Session, Alaska Marine Science Symposium
NOAA
Converse, Warlick 2020-01-01
Co-lead for a US-Canadian, multi-agency and tribal technical work-group to examine factors affecting the marine survival of salmon in Puget Sound-Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea). Co-ordinated by NGOs
USGS
Beauchamp, Kemp 2011-01-15
Co-Organizer: Interface between Aquatic Herbicide Use and Salmonids: A Focus on Critical Habitat in the Pacific Northwest Region, 6-7 June 2012, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
US Army Corps of Engineers
Grue 2012-01-01
Chair, Black Abalone Status Review Team, and lead author, Black Abalone Status Review Report to the Secretary of Commerce, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended
Office of Protected Resources, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
VanBlaricom 2007-06-06
Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery Management Plan, City of Seattle, WA
Seattle Public Utilities
Beauchamp 2000-01-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
SAFS Recruitment, Admissions and Scholarships Committee - Committee reviews all graduate applications and determines which high-performing students will receive scholarship offers Scheuerell 2019-06-01 2020-09-30
SAFS Curriculum Committee - Oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Reviews and approves all planned changes to courses and programs before those requiring faculty action are brought before the faculty for final action. Reviews the school’s academic programs to ensure that they are current and appropriate to the needs of the clients served. Scheuerell 2020-09-01 Present
Panel Member; Online Hiring: Getting an Academic Job on Zoom; University of Washington - Online panel for College of the Environment Post-docs Converse 2020-04-01 2020-04-30
Panel Member; Online Hiring: Getting a Government Job on Zoom; University of Washington - Online panel for College of the Environment Post-docs Converse 2020-05-01 2020-05-31
Member; Top Predator Ecology Faculty Search Committee; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; University of Washington - Member of search committee for Without-Tenure faculty position Converse 2018-08-01 2019-04-30
Member; School Council; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; University of Washington - School governmental body; advise the School Director on policy and School direction Converse 2018-09-01 Present
Member; Research Committee; School of Environmental and Forest Sciences; University of Washington - Serve as member of committee that oversees relationship between SEFS faculty and SEFS grants office, and also works toward developing long-term research vision and strategies Converse 2017-11-01 2019-06-30
Member; Boersma Chair Faculty Search Committee; Department of Biology; University of Washington Converse 2019-06-01 2020-02-28
Member; Autumn Seminar Committee; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; University of Washington - Organize seminars for fall quarter Converse 2017-06-01 2018-12-31
Member; Advisory Council; Center for Quantitative Science; University of Washington - Serve as member of a council providing leadership for the Center for Quantitative Science, University of Washington. Converse 2020-09-01 Present
Member, Recruitment, Admissions, and Scholarship Committee, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington VanBlaricom 2001-10-01 2011-06-30
Member, Diving Safety Committee, University of Washington VanBlaricom 1996-10-01 2015-06-30
Member Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Washington - Representative for the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences on the University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - project reviews and inspections Grue 2010-07-01 Present
Graduate Recruitment Admissions and Scholarship Committee - Screen and rank graduate admissions applications, select scholarship candidates, rank and evaluate supplemental scholarships for research proposals Beauchamp 2000-09-01 2002-09-30
Future Rivers Advisory Committee - This program will prepare trainees to become fluent in 21st century data science approaches to understand interactions among and within food, water, and energy sectors in order to expand the options for environmental sustainability. As an EarthLab initiative, students will learn to work in applied ways within career fields outside of academia to create a solid foundation that connects academic, government, industry, and community partners. Scheuerell 2020-09-01 Present
Faculty Senate - Attend Monthly Faculty Senate meetings, execise faculty governance of university policies regarding academics, research, operations, etc. Beauchamp 2007-09-01 2009-06-30
Faculty Search Committees - Search Committees for: Marine ecologist W. Regional Aquaculture Director Large-scale forcing scientist Freshwater ecologist Beauchamp 2002-06-01 2006-06-30
Faculty Representative for Academic Grievance Panel - Graduate students who believe they have been subjected to unfair treatment in the administration of academic policies may, except as noted below, seek resolution of their complaints under this Academic Grievance Procedure. I served as one of two faculty representatives on a grievance panel. Scheuerell 2020-01-01 2020-03-31
Curriculum Committee - Evaluate undergraduate and graduate curricula and recommend modifications to classes orcurricula as needed Beauchamp 2006-09-01 2015-01-31
College Council, alternate - Vote on college policies, faculty promotions, etc. Beauchamp 2006-09-01 2008-06-30
Co-chair; WACFWRU Assistant Unit Leader Search Committee; School of Environmental and Forest Sciences; University of Washington - Chair of the search committee for WACFWRU Assistant Unit Leader - Wildlife Converse 2020-04-01 Present
Co-chair; WACFWRU Assistant Unit Leader Search Committee; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; University of Washington - Organize search for WACFWRU AUL and SAFS faculty member Converse 2018-03-01 2019-03-31
Co-chair; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; School of Environmental and Forest Sciences; University of Washington Converse 2019-09-01 Present
Chair; Covid-19 Safety for Field Work Committee; School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; University of Washington - Appointed Chair of ad-hoc Committee in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences to provide review and approvals of field work Covid-19 health and safety plans. Converse 2020-04-01 2020-09-30
Chair, Big Beef Creek Research Station, Research Committee - Evaluate and coordinate research activities among university and agency users. Promote the utlilty of the facility to potential regional users. Beauchamp 2000-03-01 2006-09-30
Alternate Member, College Council, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington VanBlaricom 2003-10-01 2006-08-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
USGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel Converse 2017-04-01 2017-04-30
USGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel Grue 2013-04-30 2013-04-30
Member, Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (and predecessor panels), Global Marine Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland VanBlaricom 2004-03-01 2015-12-31
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Marine Ecosystem Health Program, Wildlife Health Center, University of California, Davis VanBlaricom 2000-04-01 2003-12-31
Member, Review Committee, Contaminant Biology Program, U.S. Geological Survey Grue 2004-01-01 2004-09-30
Member, National Expert Monitoring Panel, development of a system-wide monitoring program for the National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. VanBlaricom 2002-04-01 2002-12-31
Member, FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, Food Quality Protection Act Board, US EPA, Washington, D.C. Grue 2004-03-01 2004-04-30
Member, Advisory Committee, The Menzies Project: Marine Research Cruise Program, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Port Townsend, Washington VanBlaricom 2002-02-01 2005-08-31
Member, Advisory Committee to the Seattle Aquarium Research Center for Conservation and Husbandry VanBlaricom 2002-01-01 2002-01-31
Ad hoc group to form CRU Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Converse 2020-02-01 2020-05-31
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Tough choices: making better decisions for greater conservation success. Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. Converse 2017-11-28
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Open House - Open House for Seattle K-12 students. Converse, Sipe, Bratt, Sorel, Amburgey 2020-05-04
Review comments provided to a private company, Microsoft of Redmond, Washington, on the technical accuracy of instructional software, "Magic School Bus Whales Project", designed for elementary school children. VanBlaricom 2000-12-15
Recorded interview, KUOW radio (NPR affiliate station), Seattle, Washington. Discussion of research on ecological effects of geoduck aquaculture operations, southern Puget Sound, Washington, USA. VanBlaricom 2012-03-06
Poster and equipment presentations relating to marine mammal research activities of the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. "Washington Weekend" public open house, University of Washington, Seattle. VanBlaricom 2006-04-29
Participation, by invitation, in a meeting with U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell at Friday Harbor, Washington, to discuss the status, trends, and management options for the southern resident population of killer whales (Orcinus orca) off northwestern Washington and southwestern British Columbia. Meeting was attended by scientists, local community leaders, and representatives of conservation organizations and local businesses. Information and opinions provided will be used by the Senator to help guide federal policy and management actions regarding the whale population. VanBlaricom 2001-08-15
Participated in a "Climate Science on Tap" event sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action, where the public gets to ask scientists questions about the environment. Scheuerell 2019-08-26
Organized a field trip for staffers from Washington's Congressional delegation to see firsthand field sampling being done to evaluate the effects of estuarine habitat restoration in the Skagit River delta on ESA-listed juvenile salmon. Scheuerell 2019-08-23
Nontechnical book: VanBlaricom, G.R. 2001. Sea otters. Colin Baxter Photography, Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland VanBlaricom 2001-09-25
Non-technical presentation on ecological effects of geoduck aquaculture operations on natural ecosystems of southern Puget Sound, Washington. Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, Communicating Ocean and Marine Science Workshop. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. VanBlaricom 2008-11-22
Non-technical article on the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) for the 2010 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia (World Book, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA). VanBlaricom 2008-09-03
Meeting of Friends of Burley Lagoon, Port Orchard, Washington, USA. Presentation and group discussion of results to date, research program on ecological effects of geoduck aquaculture operations on intertidal sands flats in southern Puget Sound. VanBlaricom 2012-09-21
Live interview, KMAS radio, Shelton, Washington. Discussion of research on ecological effects of geoduck aquaculture operations, southern Puget Sound, Washington, USA. VanBlaricom 2012-03-06
Labs Unlocked event at University of Washington, featuring UW College of the Environment work in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia. Our team provided a 30-minute talk and activities to approximately 75 attendees Converse, DuVall 2020-01-29
Invited verbal presentation on the biology of sea otters to two classes (one pre-school, one elementary school) at Labyrinth Cooperative Home School, Sammamish, Washington, USA. VanBlaricom 2006-05-09
Invited verbal presentation on telemetric methods for study of the ecology of free-ranging marine mammals. Seattle Chapter of the American Society for Professional Engineers. Seattle, Washington, USA. VanBlaricom 2006-05-15
Invited verbal presentation on sea otters to a membership meeting of the Adopt-a-Stream Foundation, Everett, Washington. VanBlaricom 2001-12-01
Invited verbal presentation on marine mammal science activities at the School of Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, to the Student Volunteer Program, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington. VanBlaricom 1999-05-01
Invited verbal presentation on marine mammal research in the School of Aquatic Fisheries, University of Washington, Teen Naturalist Group, Seattle Aquarium. VanBlaricom 2001-05-15
Invited verbal presentation on Careers in Marine Mammal Research to the Youth at Hope Business Leadership Program, City Hall, Bellevue, Washington. VanBlaricom 2000-07-01
Invited verbal presentation entitled "Marine mammal research", as part of the Program on Careers and Research in Oceanography and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Sponsored by the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle. 4 May 2004. VanBlaricom 2004-05-01
Invited testimony: "Viability models for the conservation status of Steller sea lions." Meeting of the Committee on Alaska Groundfish Fishery and Steller Sea Lions, National Research Council. VanBlaricom 2001-12-01
Invited participant, Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of General Administration, Capitol Lake Adaptive Management Plan (CLAMP) Steering Committee public meeting to discuss the use of tricloypr to control Eurasian watermilfoil in Capitol Lake in Olympia, WA Grue 2004-04-01
Discussion of controversies associated with rehabilitation of marine wildlife injured by human activities. Broadcast on KING television (Channel 5, Seattle, NBC affiliate) by tape delay on 7 May 1998. VanBlaricom 1998-04-01