FFC’s speaker at the Annual Banquet on February 20th will be Jim Lichatowich, noted fisheries researcher who alerted the scientific community in 1988 to the collapse of wild salmon populations in the Northwest.
Jim is the author of two books. His latest book is Salmon People and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery. He also wrote Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis.
He has worked on Pacific salmon issues as a researcher, manager, and scientific advisor for more than 40 years. He specializes in the history of salmon management and the life history and status of salmon and steelhead populations and the development of restoration plans in the Pacific Northwest. Jim was formerly the Chief of Fisheries Research and Assistant Chief of Fisheries for the State of Oregon. He served ten years on the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Columbia River salmon restoration program. He served four years on the State of Oregon’s Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team. He has served on four independent scientific review panels for the California Bay-Delta Authority.