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Washington Technical Assistance

  • 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)
  • Chris GrueUSGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel (April 2013 - April 2013)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomStudent Award Judge, 66th Annual Joint Meeting. Tulalip, Washington, USA. (September 2012 - September 2012)
  • Chris GrueWashington Department of Ecology – Review of Monitoring Protocol for Use of Imazamox to Control Japanese Eelgrass in Willapa Bay, WA (April 2012 - Present)
  • Chris GrueCo-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 (January 2012 - June 2012)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember and elected nominal Chair, Black Abalone Recovery Team, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended. (June 2011 - Present)
  • Dave BeauchampCo-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 (January 2011 - Present)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember, Black Abalone Critical Habitat Assessment and Review Team, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended. (July 2010 - March 2011)
  • Dave BeauchampTechnical Workgroup for Adaptive Management of the Lake Washington sockeye salmon mitigation hatchery (September 2009 - Present)
  • Dave BeauchampIndependent Science Advisory Board (ISAB) ad hoc member for Food Web Review of the Columbia River Basin (June 2009 - March 2011)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomChair, 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 (June 2007 - September 2008)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember, Advisory Panel, development of a Comprehensive Marine Stewardship Plan, San Juan County, Washington. Convened by the San Juan County Marine Resource Committee. (June 2006 - June 2006)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember, Advisory Panel, development of an implementation plan for the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (2007-2011). Convened by the North Pacific Research Board. (April 2006 - April 2006)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomTechnical peer review of the October 2005 Draft Recovery Plan for White Abalone (Haliotis sorenseni), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended. (March 2006 - March 2006)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomMember, 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. (November 2005 - November 2005)
  • Chris GrueTechnical Advisory Committee Lead Shot Ingestion of Swans Wintering in Washington State and British Columbia (June 2004 - Present)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomInvited 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 (April 2004 - April 2004)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomProvided 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. (January 2004 - January 2004)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomTechnical 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. (October 2003 - October 2003)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomInvited 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 (September 2003 - September 2003)
  • Dave BeauchampServe on technical, research, and oversight committees for the Lake Washington Basin and Cedar River watershed's Habitat Conservation Plan (May 2003 - Present)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomTechnical 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. (April 2003 - April 2003)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomTechnical guidance provided to Mr. Joel Bourne, National Geographic Society, for an article on wildlife along the coast of Alaska. (March 2003 - March 2003)
  • Chris GrueMember, FIFRA Science Advisory Panel, Food Quality Protection Act Board, US EPA, Washington, D.C. (January 2003 - January 2003)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomInvited 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. (December 2002 - December 2002)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomTechnical review of draft Report, Orca Recovery Conference, Seattle, Washington, 31 May through 2 June 2002. (October 2002 - October 2002)
  • Dave BeauchampCedar River Sockeye Hatchery Management Plan, City of Seattle, WA (January 2000 - May 2002)
  • Glenn VanBlaricomOrganizer, 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). (October 1995 - February 2015)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 18

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 27


Contact Us

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Seattle, WA 98195-5020 Phone: (206) 543 - 6475 Fax: ( ) - 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