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2018 Seven Bends Lecture Series

State of the River – VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries River Research

Brad Fink –¬†District Fisheries Biologist, VA Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

In his current position Brad works with anglers and aquatic managers to optimize the fisheries and water quality throughout the region. Brad obtained a B.S. in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech and a M.S. from James Madison University. He has 18 years of experience in aquatic sciences/species management including stream restoration, shoreline habitat improvement, stream temperature research, and species population management. Before obtaining a position with VDGIF he worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the USDA Forest Service. He is currently the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Fundraising Committee Chair.  Brad is a native to the Shenandoah Valley and enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping in the region.

2018 Lecture Series Flyer Final as of 1-23-18