Mark Weiland is a scientist with 23 years of experience working in streams, lakes, and rivers throughout North America, and 21 years working in the Federal Columbia River Power System. His technical expertise includes development of new monitoring technologies, leading multidisciplinary research teams, and conducting evaluations in aquatic environments using state-of-the-art technologies—especially in the hydroelectric industry. As a founding member of Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions, we rely on Mark as a regional expert in active and passive acoustics, acoustic telemetry, and acoustic and optical cameras in modified systems. Mark was integral to the development of several technologies, ranging from the Juvenile Salmonid Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) to a Low-Cost Sonar System, in development.
Mark obtained his Master of Science in Fisheries Science and Management at the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He lives with his wife and children in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, balancing the excitement of youth sports, outdoor recreation, and keeping elk from harvesting their garden. Mark is recognized as a leader in his community, volunteering as a rescue diver for Skamania County Sheriff’s Office for almost 2 decades.