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CCRIFC team - Bill Green

Bill Green

B.Sc. (Hon.) Director

Bill Green has been the director of the Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission since 1994.  He was worked on fisheries and aquatic ecosystem stewardship throughout his career in Papua New Guinea, with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council on the west coast of Vancouver Island and elsewhere in BC.  Salmon restoration, aquatic biodiversity, learning from the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Nations, and working to reduce the impacts of hydro dams and mines are key things that make Bill want to come to work every day, in addition to working with the great CCRIFC team.  When not at work, Bill enjoys time with his partner Helen and four adult children, skiing, sailing, hiking, biking, canoeing and gardening.

Misun Kang

PhD, RPBio – Aquatic Ecologist (joined 2015)

Misun’s work with CCRIFC primarily focuses on assessments of hydroelectric developments and their impacts on fish and aquatic resources. She has a diverse background in the ecology of lentic and lotic systems, ecology of non-native/ invasive species, and evaluation of abiotic/ biotic regulatory factors in aquatic systems. Her experiences include assessments of impacts to fish and aquatic resources from natural resource developments, development of conservation and monitoring programs for the Upper Kootenay and oil sands regions; and assessments of ecosystem function, organic matter transport, food web structure and dynamics in riparian and wetland ecosystems. She has worked in aquatic systems of British Columbia, Alberta, and the Laurentian Great Lakes.

Dominique Nicholas

Fisheries Technician – Summer Student 

CCRIFC team - Jaime Cristales

Jaime Cristales

Business Coordinator

CCRIFC team - Jim Clarricoates

Jim Clarricoates

Senior Fisheries Technician (joined )

JoAnne Fisher

Fisheries Technician

CCRIFC team - Jon Bisset

Jon Bisset

Senior Elk Valley Biologist (joined 2008)

Katrina Caley

MSc, AAg – Project Biologist (joined 2014)

Kenton Andreashuck

Stewardship and Protection (joined 2000)

Will Warnock

PhD, PBiol – Senior Aquatic Biologist (joined 2013)

Will Warnock is a fisheries scientist that provides expertise in aquatic resource management and designs and delivers research programs to evaluate and minimize impacts of hydroelectric facilities on aquatic ecosystems. In addition, Will heads CCRIFC’s scientific efforts to evaluate the feasibility of,  and restore anadromous fish to the Canadian Columbia River basin. Will’s lifelong passion is the study and conservation of salmonid fishes and the aquatic ecosystems that support them. Will holds an M.Sc. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Biosystems and Biodiversity from the University of Lethbridge, both of which focused on the ecology of Bull Trout. He spends most of his free time with his family enjoying the outdoors and Kootenay mountain lifestyle.

Heather McMahon

MSc, RPBio – Aquatic Ecologist (joined 2016)

Heather’s work with CCRIFC primarily focuses on water quality in the Elk Valley. She has a diverse background in aquatic sciences, plant ecology, wildlife biology, and groundwater monitoring. She has a wide range of experience in fish habitat assessments, benthic invertebrate sampling, construction monitoring, surface water monitoring, wildlife surveys, vegetation surveys, spill response, and groundwater monitoring in the oil and gas, construction, and mining industries. Ms. McMahon holds a M.Sc. in Aquatic Ecology, where her research focused on aquatic ecosystem recovery following the removal of pulp mill effluent associated with the closure of an Ontario mill. When not at work, Heather can be found in the woods hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing with her beloved dog.