California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Aquatic Biological Assement

Pollution Response Staff Contacts

James M. Harrington, CDFW Water Quality Biologist, Project Leader

Jim is a Staff Environmental Scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) located at the Water Pollution Control Laboratory (WPCL) in Gold River. Jim received his B.S. degree in Fisheries and M.S. degree in Watershed Management from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He has worked for CDFW since 1987 and for CDFW's Water Pollution Control Laboratory since 1991. His duties include investigating biological effects of toxic spills, designing water quality monitoring projects for CDFW and various government agencies and supporting CDFW's regional water quality biologists. Jim established CDFW's Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory (ABL) in 1993 and since then has lead the development of ecological assessment techniques in California, participates on several U.S. EPA workgroups to integrate biological assessment into water quality regulation and co-authored a soon to be released SETAC Pellston Workshop publication entitled "Ecological Assessment of our Aquatic Resources: Application, Implementation, and Interpretation".
office: 916.358.2862
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