We are excited to announce that our North Coast Program Director, Darren Mierau, was recently granted the Conservation Achievement Award from the Cal-Neva chapter of American Fisheries Society (AFS). Formed in 1870, AFS is the first and largest society of fisheries professionals.
As CalTrout’s North Coast Director, Darren manages several habitat restoration projects, scientific research on water management, and stakeholder coalitions. Additionally, Darren received a Department of Interior appointment to the Trinity River Restoration Program’s stakeholder committee, and is an appointed member of the Fisheries Grant Program Peer Review Committee and the CA Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead.
On top of all this, he’s humble too! Darren expressed his gratitude saying: “This is a team effort, with our entire CalTrout organization, Board of Governors, Directors, Staff, and Donors providing me and us with an incredible platform and foundation to do what we love to do: restore and protect our fisheries and aquatic resources.”
Great work, Darren!
Photo on left by T. Dunklin