Jamie assists senior and biological staff with data collection in the field and post project analysis
on various projects within the Central Valley of California. Her innovative ideas, positive attitude
and love for the field of work makes her a valued team member with CFS.
Projects/Services: Jamie has worked on rivers throughout California,
including the Merced, American, Stanislaus, and Yuba, as well as Lagunitas creek.
She uses a variety of sampling techniques to assess physical habitat quality such as water
surface elevation measurements, water quality, depth, velocity, substrate composition,
and vegetation cover. She also utilizes biological sampling techniques such as snorkel surveys,
carcass surveys, telemetry tracking, beach seining, back-pack electrofishing, rotary screw
trapping, drift net sampling and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling to assess fish and invertebrate
populations. Jamie also has experience sorting and identifying benthic invertebrate organisms in many
California freshwater streams. Jamie has worked with a variety of species of concern such
as Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, and Steelhead trout, and has collected genetic tissue samples from
white sturgeon, juvenile/adult salmonids, and Lower American River Chinook
salmon carcasses. Jamie has extensive experience managing and analyzing data in ArcGIS, Excel
spreadsheets and Access databases.
Background: Jamie graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marine
Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. While earning her degree, she was involved
in an undergraduate research program where she assessed macroinvertebrate re-colonization and
community assemblages following a major flow event on the Lower American River while volunteering
with the CFS team.
Personal: Even during her days off, Jamie still spends a lot of her free time
on the American River with her Black lab, Doug. Jamie also enjoys spending time with family and
friends, watching football, hockey and playing harmonica with a local rock and roll cover band.