Biologist for Program Performance
Kris Homel joined the Council staff in November 2020 as the Program Performance Biologist in the Fish and Wildlife Division. Her work focuses on analyzing the performance of the Fish and Wildlife Program, particularly in relation to goals, objectives, and indicators identified in the 2020 Program Addendum. Prior to joining the Council, Kris worked as the Chum Salmon Reintroduction Coordinator with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. In that role, she oversaw a conservation broodstock, collaborated on designing habitat restoration, conducted research on limiting factors, and developed the approach and supporting science needed to recover Oregon populations of Chum Salmon. Kris has also worked for the U.S. Forest Service, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Fisheries Experiment Station, the Northern Southeastern Regional Aquaculture Association (Hidden Falls Hatchery), and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality in the Division of Water Quality. Kris received a Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Montana State University, a M.S. in Fisheries Biology from Utah State University, and both a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah.