Jim Lichatowich worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the first half of his career holding positions of Chief of Fisheries Research and Assistant Chief of Fisheries. In 1991 he became an independent consultant. Since1991, he has served on ten independent scientific review panels covering a geographical range from the Skeena River In British Columbia to the Sacramento River. He served for ten years on the Independent Scientific Review Panel and four years on Oregon’s Independent Multidisciplinary Science Panel. In addition to several peer reviewed papers and book chapters, Jim has written two books: Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis and Salmon, People, Place: A Biologists Search for Salmon Recovery.