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Brian Bair, Fisheries BiologistBrian Bair

Watershed Restoration Team Lead

bbair@fs.fed.us

559-920-1744 (PT)

Stevenson, WA

Specialties

  • Design and Implementation of Watershed Restoration, Rehabilitation and Remediation Projects
  • Construction Management and Logistics
  • Clean Water Act – 404 Permit compliance
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance
  • Interdisciplinary (ID) Team Leader
  • Research and Biological Assessments

Certifications

  • National Construction Certification for performing engineering activities in watershed restoration

  • Certified Contracting Officers Representative (COR) Level III Construction Contracts

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Montana State University

Experience

Brian has worked throughout the Continental United States, Alaska, and Canada on large-scale watershed restoration and rehabilitation projects. Brian’s primary responsibilities for the past 22 years have been to assess, design, and implement watershed and stream corridor rehabilitation projects. Brian is certified by the National Construction Certification program as a level III, construction contracting officer’s representative and to perform engineering activities in the watershed restoration field. Brian has an extensive heavy equipment and project management background.

Brian worked with the international program to assist the Ministry of Environment, British Columbia, Canada with restoration projects in Williams Lake BC (1997) and the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC (1999 and 2000).

In 2003-2004 Brian served as the team lead for the Pacific Northwest Regional restoration assistance team to assist with stream restoration and fish passage issues on national forest in Oregon and Washington.
Brian’s recent focus has been with the design and implementation of large scale restoration projects in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Montana and most recently Maine.

Brian has worked with TEAMS since 2004

Special Recognition

Several of the projects Brian designed and implemented have received regional, national and international acclaim and have received the following awards: 

  • National Rise to the Future Award for Watershed Stewardship, Washington, DC 2008
  • State of Alaska Governors’ Award for Excellence for the Resurrection Creek Restoration Project 2007
  • Western Conference of the American Fisheries Society, Riparian Excellence, Salt Lake City, Utah 2004.
  • National Rise to the Future Award for Watershed Stewardship, Washington, DC 2002
  • Clark-Skamania Fly-Fishers Stream Guardians Award, 1999
  • Western Conference of the American Fisheries Society Riparian Restoration Award, Park City, Utah 1994.

Professional Memberships

  • American Fisheries Society

Publications

Faler, M.P., T.B. Bair 1991.  Migration and distribution of adult adfluvial bull trout in Swift Reservoir, North Fork Lewis River and tributaries.  USDA Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Wind River Ranger District, Carson Washington.

Bair, T.B. 1992.  Anadromous Fish Basin Assessment for the Wind and East Fork Lewis Rivers.  USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson Washington.

Bair, T.B. 1993.  Indian Heaven High Lakes Fisheries Assessment and Recreation Impacts Report.  USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson Washington.

Bair, T.B., P.C. Cochran. 1994.  Warm Water Lake Fisheries Assessment of Grant and Frog Lakes.  USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson Washington.

Bair, T.B.  1997-1999.  Trout Creek, Wind River Middle and Mining Reaches Restoration Completion Report.  U.S. Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson, Washington.

Connolly, P.J., T.B. Bair.  1999.  Bonneville Power Administration, Wind River Watershed Project completion report. Volume II.

Connolly, P.J., T.B. Bair.  2000.  Bonneville Power Administration, Wind River Watershed Project completion report.

Bair, T.B. 1996 and 2001.  Wind River Watershed Fisheries Assessment.  USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson Washington.

Bair, T.B., D. Grover and P. Powers.  2002.  Effects of the Proposed Condit Dam Removal on Fish Populations and Habitat in the White Salmon Wild and Scenic River.  USDA Forest Service.

Bair, T.B., D. Blanchet, P. Powers and A. Olegario.  2002.  Resurrection Creek Riparian and Stream Channel Rehabilitation Analysis, River Kilometer 4.0-6.0.

Bair, T.B. and A. Prussian 2005.  Prince of Wales Is. Cobble Area Aquatic Watershed Restoration Prioritization Plan.  USDA Forest Service, Tongass National Forest, Thorne Bay Ranger District, Thorne Bay, Alaska.

Bair, T.B., C.A. Marzullo and C. Hermandorfer. 2008  Daves Creek Watershed Restoration Plan, USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

Bair, T.B., and C. Hermandorfer. 2008  Quartz Creek Watershed Restoration Plan, USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

Bair, T.B., E.K. Moser, C.A. Marzullo, A.O. Olegario and G.A. Robertson. 2007. South Fork Skokomish River Geomorphic Assessment and South Fork Skokomish River Rehabilitation Design and Risk Assessment. Skokomish Tribal Nation and USDA Forest Service, Olympic National Forest, Washington.

Bair, T.B., M.P. McNamara and A.O. Olegario. 2006.  Touchet River, Walla Walla River, Mill Creek and Coppei Creek Geomorphic Assessment and Restoration Plan. Walla Walla County Conservation District, Washington.

Bair, T.B. 2004. Clear Creek Geomorphology and Restoration Assessment.  USDA Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington. 

Bair, T.B. and C.A. Marzullo. 2006. Keeler Creek Restoration Assessment and Design. USDA Forest Service, Kootenai National Forest, Montana.

Moser, E.K. and T.B. Bair. 2007. Lee Canyon Hydrology Assessment and Restoration Design. USDA National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada.

 

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