We are excited to announce that CalTrout is growing! This past year, despite the global pandemic, we continued ‘business as usual’ to the best of our ability, and have seen tremendous growth and success. Some of that success has allowed us to expand our employee base. Please join us in welcoming three new CalTrout team members.
Gabe Rossi, CalTrout-UC Berkeley Coastal Rivers Ecologist
Gabe Rossi joins CalTrout as a Coastal Rivers Ecologist. His studies include the ecology of pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus) and their recovery. Gabe’s research focuses on how juvenile salmon behavior and their life history respond to river food webs, streamflow, and physical habitat. He consults with several environmental flow working groups in California and serves on SWRCB expert panels for the Eel River. Previously, Gabe was employed as a fisheries hydrologist with McBain Associates – Applied River Sciences, focusing on environmental flow assessments to quantify the timing, duration, magnitude, and frequency of streamflows necessary to recover and sustain anadromous salmonids in projects across northern California. Over 12 years as an aquatic ecologist, I have worked with state and federal regulators, municipalities, water districts, native American tribes, agricultural interests, and NGOs to navigate the complex ecological and human factors that influence the recovery of healthy river ecosystems, and resilient wild salmon populations.
Allison Dodds, Sierra Regional Project Manager
Allison has an MS in Biology specializing in molecular evolution and plant biology. She currently serves as the Project Manager for CalTrout’s Sierra regional office in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Her main roles with CalTrout are to help implement the June Mountain Fuels Reduction Project and to help with the Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan. In her spare time, Allison enjoys all the outdoor sports the Eastern Sierra has to offer in addition to wildcrafting and spending quiet time in the mountains with her daughter Tyndall and their dog Sasha.
Beth Chasnoff Long, Sierra Program Manager
Beth Chasnoff Long will be leading projects out of CalTrout’s Mammoth office. She brings years of experience in academics, field work, fisheries biology, and partnerships throughout the eastern Sierra. Beth is a graduate of Yale University in Biology, and has a Ph.D. in Fisheries Ecology from Peter Moyle’s lab at UC-Davis. She works as an Independent Consultant for regional ecological work, and has worn several hats within the community – contributing her time to the Lee Vining Library and as an environmental teacher in the Bay area. She is proficient in Spanish, leads whitewater rafting trips, and is trained as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and in hydroacoustic telemetry.