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Michael G. Scott Award Winners

Mariah Talbott

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2004 Co-recipient

Immediately after graduating in May of 2004 I started working for Stillwater Sciences, an environmental resource consulting firm with offices in Arcata, Berkley , Davis , Olympia , and Seattle . While working for Stillwater Sciences I have mainly been involved with the Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Relicensing project on the Upper McKenzie River in Oregon . Studies that I have helped conduct within this project include description of fish distributions, fish population dynamics, and habitat criteria modeling. The skills involved with these studies include direct observation (snorkeling) surveys, spawning surveys, habitat mapping, and reviewing literature, not to mention many office related skills.

My future plans include moving to Bozeman, Montana and finding a fisheries related job to occupy my time for a few years before going back to school for a Masters degree in fisheries or a related aquatic science. But first I am traveling to New Zealand in late November 2004 for three months to backpack, relax, and make fish related contacts for possible future employment.

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