McLain Johnson is a fisheries researcher with over a decade of diverse experience working for local, state, federal, and tribal agencies throughout western North America. McLain’s research has focused on hatchery monitoring and evaluation, endangered species act compliance, and habitat conservation plan studies at hydroelectric projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers. His technical expertise also includes applied statistics, data analytics, emerging technology and tools, contract management, and scientific communications. He brings enthusiasm to Four Peaks and garners genuine fulfillment from the success of his peers. McLain is an active member of the American Fisheries Society (since 2005) and the Northwest Scientific Association (since 2013).
McLain’s career began at an early age while fly fishing trout streams in western Montana, since then he has acquired a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from The University of Montana and a Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University. In his off time, McLain is usually adventuring with his wife, daughter, and canines. If he has a free moment, you can usually find McLain absorbing anything related to World War II history.