Josh Murauskas is an aquatic resources scientist with 22 years of experience throughout North America, working for county, state, federal, and private entities. Josh started his fisheries career working with a conservation district in the 1990s, and has continuously chased opportunities to work in streams, rivers, and lakes throughout the country. His expertise is rooted in migratory fishes—including salmon, lampreys, temperate basses and shads—and applying analytical approaches to large databases to quantify fish behavior, population dynamics, and harvest statistics in modified systems. He has focused on passage and water quality evaluations at Columbia River hydroelectric projects since 2007. As a founding member of Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions, we rely on Josh’s talent and energy on a variety of projects.
Josh earned a Master of Science in Biology from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Michigan University. He studied analytical programming at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina, and is a member of the American Fisheries Society and the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. Josh lives in Wenatchee and is usually found on nearby lakes and rivers each weekend with his wife and children.