Projects: Living between Cramer Fish Sciences' Modesto and West Sacramento offices has allowed Pete
to work on a wide variety of projects across California's Central Valley since joining the
company in 2014. His work out of the Modesto office has primarily been monitoring out-migrating
juvenile salmonids using rotary screw traps and collecting physical and biological pre- and
post-project monitoring data at several restoration sites on the Stanislaus and Merced Rivers.
He also assists West Sacramento staff with a variety of fieldwork on the San Joaquin, Mokelumne,
and Lower American Rivers, and in their lab extracting predatory fish gut content for genetic
analysis and processing benthic macroinvertebrate samples.
Background: Pete earned his B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley
in 2013. While completing his degree, he conducted research on the ecological response of two
urban streams to streamflow augmentation using recycled wastewater in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He also worked on the design portion of a stream rehabilitation project on campus that was
implemented in 2014. After graduation, Pete worked for the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife Bay Delta Region monitoring delta smelt and white sturgeon.
Personal: Pete enjoys having good laughs while drinking good beer with family
and friends. When he's not out exploring the Sierras, Central Valley, or Bay Area, he enjoys
cheering on the San Francisco Giants, 49ers, and Cal Bears.