Dr. Rob Van Kirk

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Rob Van Kirk joined the Foundation as Senior Scientist/Research and Restoration Director in 2012. Rob has fished the river since 1977 and helped define HFF’s work as the Foundation’s first research director from 1994 to 1998 before pursuing an academic career. Rob grew up in Arcata, California and received a B.A. and M.S. from Humboldt University. He holds a Ph.D in mathematics from the University of Utah, where he focused on mathematical modeling of fish and wildlife populations. He is a past recipient of HFF’s Conservation Award and has received additional awards from the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Trout Unlimited, and Friends of the Teton River for his work in science-based conservation of trout and water resources. Rob and his wife, Sheryl, live in Ashton. Rob's vitae.

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