Several of the projects Brian designed and implemented have received regional, national, and international acclaim and have received the following awards:
Faler, M.P.; Bair, T.B 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, WA.
Bair, T.B. 1992. Anadromous Fish Basin Assessment for the Wind and East Fork Lewis Rivers. USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson WA.
Bair, T.B. 1993. Indian Heaven High Lakes fisheries assessment and recreation impacts report. USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson WA.
Bair, T.B.; Cochran, P.C. 1994. Warm Water Lake fisheries assessment of Grant and Frog Lakes. USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson, WA.
Bair, T.B. 1997-1999. Trout Creek, Wind River middle and mining reaches restoration completion report. USDA Forest Service, Wind River Ranger District, Carson, WA.
Connolly, P.J.; Bair, T.B. 1999. Bonneville Power Administration, Wind River watershed project completion report. Volume II.
Connolly, P.J.; Bair T.B. 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 WA.
Bair, T.B.; Grover, D.; and Powers P. 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.; Blanchet, D.; Powers P.; and Olegario, A. 2002. Resurrection Creek riparian and stream channel rehabilitation analysis, river kilometer 4.0-6.0.
Bair, T.B.; Prussian A. 2005. Cobble area aquatic watershed restoration prioritization plan. USDA Forest Service, Tongas National Forest, Thorne Bay Ranger District, Thorne Bay, AK.
Brian’s career has been devoted to watershed restoration. Brian has worked throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Canada on large-scale watershed restoration projects. Brian’s primary responsibilities for the past 16 years have been to assess, design, and implement watershed rehabilitation projects. Brian is a level III, construction contracting officer representative with an extensive heavy equipment 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 (2005-present) has been with the design and implementation of the following large scale restoration projects in Forest Service Region 10, Alaska; Resurrection Creek stream channel and riparian restoration (Chugach National Forest), FUBAR Creek Restoration and Sal Creek restoration (Tongass National Forest).