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Columbia Basin Research



Columbia Basin Research (CBR) is an interdisciplinary research center whose mission is to provide quantitative approaches to issues involving endangered salmonid stocks in the Pacific Northwest. CBR provides accessible environmental and fish data, science-based real-time forecasts of fish survival and migration, and quantitative tools and interpretation for conservation and management of endangered fish populations in regulated rivers.

CBR began over 30 years ago with Professors John R. Skalski and James J. Anderson, providing robust quantitative analyses online to support fish, wildlife, and resource managers with research design and interpretations of monitoring results in the Columbia Basin. In recent years, the research center has expanded its services and research to the Central Valley of California. Drs. Rebecca A. Buchanan and Jennifer L. Gosselin are the current Co-Directors of CBR.

Core Services Offered

Funding Information

Bonneville Power Administration 1994-2023
US Fish and Wildlife Service 2012-2021
Bureau of Reclamation 2011-2024

Reporting Structure

Tim Essington, Director, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Related UW Entities

College of the Environment: School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Ecology & Resource Management (QERM), Program on the Environment (POE), School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), Wildlife Science