Fisheries Biologist Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
Grass Valley, CA
Wilderness First Responder
- Bachelor of Science, Natural Resource Management, University of Michigan: School of Natural Resources and the Environment
- Masters of Science, Fisheries Biology, Humboldt State University
- American Fisheries Society
Brooke’s experience includes many aspects of the fisheries field. Her work experience includes the management of a small, urban creek restoration site; Level II stream surveys including snorkeling and electro-fishing surveys for the Tahoe National Forest; and amphibian surveys for the Sierra Nevada Framework Project. From 2002 to 2008, her work focused on the anadromous fisheries of the North Coast of California, where she conducted Hankin-Reeves surveys (habitat mapping, electro-fishing, snorkeling), downstream migrant trapping, spawner surveys, adult weir work, and PIT tagging as part of a grant funded California Department of Fish and Game salmonid life history study.
Brooke’s masters program included a large statistical class base as well as fisheries ecology and behavior. Her thesis work focused on the biological assessment of the effects of culvert replacement and enhancement on juvenile and adult salmonid abundances and movement in a coastal California stream.
Brooke has worked seasonally with TEAMS since 2004, becoming a SCEP in the spring of 2008. Her fisheries biologist role has included preparing fisheries analysis for NEPA documents (EA, EIS, and CE), assisting an Arizona Game and Fish and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest partnership for Apache trout restoration, as well as planning and conducting monitoring surveys. Her work has included a number of agencies including multiple National Forests, Arizona Game and Fish Department, New Mexico Game and Fish, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.