CRGNSA Welcomes New Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Contact(s): Jen Kevil

HOOD RIVER, December 15, 2009 – The USDA Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area welcomes Brett Carré as the new Fish and Wildlife Biologist. Brett comes to us from Portland, OR where he was a stay-at-home dad for his two little girls for the past year. Before arriving in Portland, Brett was a Park Ranger overseeing natural resources for the United States Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, California. Brett brings a wealth of experience in the management of wildlife resources which will be a great asset in his new position.

“Brett will be a great addition to my staff and will help us protect the natural resources in the National Scenic Area,” stated Area Manager Dan Harkenrider.

Brett’s early assignments were on the west side of the Mendocino National Forest in California where he served as the District Wildlife Biologist, and at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park where he served as Park Biologist.

Brett attended the University of California in Berkley and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Wildland Resource Science with an emphasis in wildlife biology in 1992; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology of Natural Resources in 1979.

Brett is very excited to be a part of the team at the National Scenic Area and looks forward to working with the community and partners. Brett Carré can be reached at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area office, 541-308-1718.