Aaron Jorgenson is a biologist and a project manager with the Wild Fish Conservancy. A graduate of the University of Washington, Aaron holds a degree in Marine Biology and Forest Ecology. Prior to joining the Wild Fish Conservancy in 2012, Aaron worked as conservation biologist for both nonprofit and private consultant groups. At WFC, Aaron both leads and assist teams of technicians, biologists, and engineers on wide range of projects. His main focus is the development and implementation of alternative sustainable fishing gears, the documentation and subsequent restoration of salmon habitat, and the study of salmon migration patterns in the nearshore environment.
A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Aaron grew up hunting and fishing alongside his family. He thoroughly enjoys his home bioregion and exploring its diverse watersheds. When he’s not collecting data and engineering new test fisheries, Aaron enjoys surfing, photography, sailing, good food, (great scotch), and spending time with his family.