Micah Wait develops and manages the Wild Fish Conservancy’s floodplain and estuarine research and restoration projects. He attended College of the Siskiyous in California and Southern Oregon University, earning a BS in biology and chemistry. He earned a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University. His Master’s research was a part of his internship with the Wild Fish Conservancy and consisted of a comparison of underwater videography to snorkeling for the enumeration of salmonids.
Before coming to work for Wild Fish Conservancy in 2002, Micah was an Americorps member with the Regional Ecosystem Applied Learning Corps, in Ashland OR, where he conducted salmon spawning surveys, built hiking trails and worked on scotch broom eradication. In his spare time Micah enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, fishing, surfing, and his saltwater aquarium. He lives in Seattle, Washington.