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"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funds hatchery programs in the Willamette Basin to help mitigate impacts from the development and operation of the system of multi-purpose dams. Cramer Fish Sciences assembled a database of historic information on stocking of hatchery fish in the Willamette Basin. Using this database, they provided an assessment of impacts to ESA-listed salmonids resulting from stocking of catchable rainbow trout. We were very pleased with the thoroughness and quality of their work products and we hope to gain their assistance with future projects."
Charles F. Willis
Fish Biologist
Portland District, USACE


We are a team of multidisciplinary scientists pursuing cutting-edge solutions to balance preservation and beneficial use of our natural resources. Serving the West since 1987.

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For Immediate Release

CFS Founder
Steve Cramer

Steve Cramer, Founder, Completes Plan to Transition Company to Employees

Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) announces exciting new changes to executive leadership and ownership structure to ensure a sustainable and successful future for both employees and clients. Company ownership will transfer to CFS employees after the September 2015 completion of the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) purchase from Cramer. After the sale, Cramer will remain active at CFS as a board member and Senior Consultant.

Key changes will reinforce the culture of scientific excellence and collaboration initiated under the direction of founding scientist and board member Steve Cramer. "We have planned and worked for many years to position the company for the future, and now as a 100% employee-owned entity, with great people and outstanding science and business leaders, I am more confident than ever about our future."

Cramer continued, "A key to building a sustainable future was to find a strong business leader to complement our outstanding principal scientists. I'm thrilled that Ken Schrader agreed to assume the chief executive role and lead the transition of our company to being employee-owned." The CFS Board of Directors recently named Schrader as the new CEO. Schrader brings over 30 years of business leadership experience in Corporate 50 firms including Hewlett Packard, as well as emerging businesses.

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CFS Welcomes New Executive Team Member

Vice President
Dr. Phil Roni

Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) is excited to announce that Dr. Phil Roni, an internationally renowned expert on salmon habitat and watershed restoration, has joined CFS as a Principal Scientist and Vice President. Phil comes to us from the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, where during his 20 year career he created and directed the Watershed Program-one of the top research programs in watershed ecology and habitat science in North America. Dr. Roni has published some of the most widely cited and used scientific papers and books on fish habitat and restoration, including the recent comprehensive start-to-finish guide on restoration "Stream and Watershed Restoration: a guide to restoring riverine processes and habitats" (Wiley-Blackwell).

Dr. Roni's 25 years of experience in fisheries, salmon habitat, restoration science, and organizational leadership are a welcome addition to an already outstanding interdisciplinary science team at CFS. In his new role Phil will continue his excellent work and contribution to restoration and fisheries science, direct our Pacific Northwest science staff, serve as member of the CFS executive management council, and help our clients design, plan, implement, and evaluate highly effective salmon restoration projects and other important fisheries studies.

You can reach Phil at or by phone at (206) 612-6560.



Scholarship Awards

2016 Steven P. Cramer Legacy Scholarship Announced

Cramer Fish Sciences is pleased to offer the second annual Steven P. Cramer Legacy Scholarship Award to honor and continue the legacy of our founding scientist.

Cramer Fish Sciences is pleased to offer the second annual Steven P. Cramer Legacy Scholarship Award to honor and continue the legacy of our founding scientist. The scholarship will be awarded annually to aspiring fisheries scientists to recognize and encourage their pursuit of cutting-edge solutions, which balance conservation and beneficial use of our natural resources. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student actively engaged in research relevant to applied fisheries science. The award will be in the amount of $2,000.

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CFS and NWETC present a course designed for participants who wish to gain beginning to intermediate skills using R for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing their environmental data. Click the course title for more information.

Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R

  • Kirkland, WA
  • Course ID: RSTAT-400
  • Date(s): December 8, 2015: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    December 9, 2015: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Instructor: Kevin Ceder, M.S.
  • Location:
    10604 NE 38th Place Suite # 118
    Kirkland, WA



Restoration Ecologist Joe Merz, Ph.D. Receives Award of Excellence

Senior Scientist and Restoration Ecologist Joe Merz, Ph.D. received the prestigious Award of Excellence at the 48th Annual Conference of the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society March 27-29, 2014. The Chapter Award of Excellence recognizes a Chapter and Parent Society member for exemplary depth and breadth of professional achievement in academia, government service, or private practice; combined with significant publications and/or conservation activities, and participation in Chapter activities.




Chinook salmon in a resistance board weir

Cramer Fish Sciences built this resistance board weir to capture Chinook salmon for tagging on the Stanislaus river, California.

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