Salmon Science and Management at a Crossroads

Dr. Jim Lichatowich, Fisheries Biologist Dr. Jim Lichatowich is an acclaimed fisheries biologist that has been involved in Pacific salmon and steelhead topics as a researcher, manager, and scientific advisor for over 40 years. He specializes in the history of salmon management, the development of restoration plans in the Pacific Northwest, and the life history of salmon and steelhead populations. Jim has served on the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Columbia River salmon restoration program, the State of Oregon’s Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team, and on other scientific review panels in British Columbia and Canada. His two books, Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis and Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Recovery, blend eloquent storytelling and scientific facts to describe the history and misconceptions underlying salmon management and recovery programs in the Northwest.