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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Chinook Salmon (Okanagan population) in Canada

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the following individuals for providing insights and guidance during the preparation of this document: Drs. Michael Healey, John Candy, Kim Hyatt, and Richard Bailey (all from Fisheries and Oceans Canada); Chris Fisher (Colville Confederated Tribes), and Shane Bickford (Douglas County Public Utility District). Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided funding for preparation of this report.

Mart Gross, Michelle Herzog and Cory Robertson (all from Gross Lab, University of Toronto) have edited and prepared sections of the report, and are gratefully acknowledged by the Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department. Paul Bentzen contributed final edits to the report.


Authorities Contacted

Achuff, Peter. National Botanist, Ecological Integrity Branch, Parks Canada, Waterton Park, AB.

Amirault, Diane. Senior Species at Risk Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Sackville, NB.

Bailey, Richard. chinook/Coho Program Head, chinook/Coho Program, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Kamloops, BC.

Candy, John. Research Scientist, DFO, Nanaimo, BC.

Donovan, Marta. Biological Information Coordinator, BC Conservation Data Centre, Victoria, BC.

Fisher, Chris. Anadromous Fish Biologist II, Fish and Wildlife Department, Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem, WA.

Fowler, Theresa. Science Advisor/Species Assessment Biologist, Species at Risk Branch, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON.

Gillespie, Lynn. Research Scientist, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON.

Goulet, Gloria. Coordinator, Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge, COSEWIC Secretariat, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON.

Healey, Michael. Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Vancouver, BC.

Hughes, Grant. Director, Access and Information Management, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.

Hyatt, Kim. Research Scientist, DFO, Nanaimo, BC.

Johannes, Mark. Operations Director/Research Scientist, Northwest Ecosystem.

Kurtz, Byril. Habitat Enforcement Coordinator, Conservation and Protection Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Salmon Arm, BC.

Laframboise, Sylvia. Assistant Collection Manager, Fish Collection, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON.

McNicol, Rick. Biologist, Salmon Section, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, BC.

Powles, Howard. Director, Biodiversity Science Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON.

Rice, Jake. Director, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON.

Sendall, Kelly. Senior Collection Manager, Invertebrates, Fish and Herpetology, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC.

Seutin, Gilles. Coordinator, Species at Risk Program, Parcs Canada, Hull, QC.

Taylor, Eric. Associate Professor of Zoology, Biological Sciences Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.


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