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Shannon Blackburn

Shannon Blackburn


  • BS Western Washington University 2008


Originally from the dry side of Washington state, I earned my B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Since completing my undergraduate degree, I have worked as a fish and wildlife technician throughout the western United States for various state, federal, and private agencies. My primary role has been assisting in research, monitoring, and implementing conservation projects concerning imperiled fish and amphibian species. Broadly, I am interested in native species conservation and applied freshwater fish ecology. My thesis research focuses on population dynamics and management of White Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River basin. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting and taking my family fishing, rock climbing, and backpacking.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 79

Presentations: 247


Contact Information


Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute