Charles K Overton
322 East Front Street, Suite 401
Boise, ID 83702
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Technology Transfer/Science Application Program, R1/R4/RMRS Fisheries Technology Transfer Program, Facilitate manager-researcher collaboration to identify and deliver relevant research tools and procedures, Coordinate development and delivery of multi-scale aquatic assessment decision support procedures, tools and information, Coordinate the development of land use and natural disturbance decision support tools to integrate practitioner needs with available and needed science and technical tool development, Technology Transfer Briefing Papers, Technology Transfer Program, Aquatic Multi-Scale Assessment & Planning Framework, Watershed Vulnerability Assessment (updates continuing)
I spent 13 years in Northern California on the Six Rivers National Forest working on District, Forest, and Regional projects and programs. Currently, I am the Technology Transfer Specialist and FHR Coordinator for RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences, Region 4, and Region 1. The primary goal of the Technology Transfer Program is to develop procedures, tools, databases, information, and processes to assist National Forest fisheries biologists and their cooperators in carrying out fisheries management responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating and developing procedures, assessment frameworks, and databases to assist in completing multi-scale fish and fish habitat assessments, more specifically; 1) assist in the development of conservation and restoration strategies using the latest information and tools in conservation biology; 2) at multiple scales, determine current condition and trend of fish and fish habitat in relation to desired or potential conditions and the likely causes for differences; 3) evaluate a regionally applied assessment framework to utilize existing knowledge and information to help determine the relationships between land use, landscape features, watershed conditions, fish, and fish habitat.
Featured Publications & Products
- Overton, Kerry; Carlson, Ann D.; Tait, Cynthia. 2010. An aquatic multiscale assessment and planning framework approach—forest plan revision case study.
- Rieman, Bruce; Lee, Danny; McIntyre, Jack; Overton, Kerry; Thurow, Russ. 1993. Consideration of extinction risks for salmonids.
Publications & Products
- Furniss, Michael J.; Roby, Ken B.; Cenderelli, Dan; Chatel, John; Clifton, Caty F.; Clingenpeel, Alan; Hays, Polly E.; Higgins, Dale; Hodges, Ken; Howe, Carol; Jungst, Laura; Louie, Joan; Mai, Christine; Martinez, Ralph; Overton, Kerry; Staab, Brian P.; Steinke, Rory; Weinhold, Mark. 2013. Appendix: Assessment of watershed vulnerability to climate change - Pilot National Forest reports.
- Furniss, Michael J.; Roby, Ken B.; Cenderelli, Dan; Chatel, John; Clifton, Caty F.; Clingenpeel, Alan; Hays, Polly E.; Higgins, Dale; Hodges, Ken; Howe, Carol; Jungst, Laura; Louie, Joan; Mai, Christine; Martinez, Ralph; Overton, Kerry; Staab, Brian P.; Steinke, Rory; Weinhold, Mark. 2013. Assessing the vulnerability of watersheds to climate change: results of national forest watershed vulnerability pilot assessments.