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Cleveland R. Steward III

Board Member

Cleveland R. Steward III., retired, but not retired, long-time WWT board member brings over 40 years of experience as a fisheries scientist, small business owner, and non-profit organization director to bear on issues of regional, national and international importance.  He possesses broad expertise in salmonid ecology, instream flow modeling, governmental regulations, and resolution of conflicts involving fisheries and aquatic resources.  He has served in a variety of leadership positions over the course of his career, including supervisory fisheries biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service; owner, chief scientist, and director of several environmental consulting firms and non-profit organizations.  Cleve is a former President of the Washington Section of the American Water Resources Association (2007-2008) and the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (2015-2016).  He co-founded the Sustainable Fisheries Foundation in 1995 and Ecologists Without Borders in 2011.  He has organized and chaired several major scientific conferences over the past three decades, including the binational Sustainable Fisheries Conference in 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia, and the 2011 AFS Annual Meeting in Seattle, which was attended by over 4,000 delegates.  Cleve currently serves as President (2017-present) of the EcoWB Board of Directors and supervises fisheries and habitat restoration projects in Mexico and Kenya.