5 Year Review and New Staff

Five Year Review

The ODFW Marine Reserves Program will be meeting with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) in Corvallis on Thursday April 13, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm for a five year Program review. A detailed meeting agenda is available.

The meeting will include:

  • A briefing on Oregon’s marine reserve mandates, including the Marine Reserves Program evaluation set for the year 2023 and STAC’s role in the evaluation.
  • An update on ODFW Marine Reserves Program activities from 2010-present.
  • A discussion on how STAC can position itself to do the best evaluation possible. This will include feedback to ODFW on what products and types of information will be the most useful for the 2023 Program evaluation.

The meeting will be open to the public for anyone wishing to observe.

Meeting Location
Historic Old School located at Children’s Farm Home
4455 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

New Ecological Research Project Leader

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth will be joining the ODFW Marine Reserves Program starting on April 5th. Lindsay recently obtained her PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. Her PhD work was focused in Thailand on identifying where data poor marine fish species lived, understanding their threats, and identifying appropriate management and policy solutions to support a sustainable fisheries trade. She also has a Master’s degree in coastal environmental management, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil, and was a Marine Fellow with the IUCN in Washington D.C.

Lindsay will be joining our two other ecological research staff, Jessica Watson and Dr. Wolfe Wagman, in leading the ecological monitoring of Oregon’s five marine reserve sites.