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

Biographical Summary of the Report Writers

The primary authors of this report were Brent Phillips and Howie Wright.

Brent Phillips has a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of British Columbia (1994) and has been working as a consulting aquatic biologist for the past ten years, five of which have been in his current position as Senior Biologist with Summit Environmental Consultants Ltd., in Vernon, B.C.

Howie Wright is a registered professional biologist of British Columbia with the College of Applied Biology, a member of the Gitksan Nation, and is the lead biologist with the Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department. He graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Biology and recently completed his master’s degree at UBC (to be conferred May 2006). 

Collections Examined

The Royal BC Museum, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the University of British Columbia Department of Zoology, and the University of British Columbia Fish Museum were all consulted to determine if they had any specimens of Oncorhynchus tshawytscha from the Okanagan Basin. Contact names are listed above.


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