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Coowe Walker

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Coowe Walker with a net in hand.



Long-Term Research
Science & Conservation

Coowe Walker is the Manager and Lead Watershed Ecologist at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Alaska Center for Conservation Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Coowe has worked at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Alaska since the Reserve was designated in 1999. Her research interests center around landscape support of stream productivity, watershed connectivity, juvenile salmonid rearing habitats, and innovative science communication to support conservation and stewardship. She holds an A.S. in Wildlife Technology from Pennsylvania State University, a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Maryland, and a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.


Salmon and People Project   Active

The Smithsonian is part of a collaborative network conducting scientific research to understand how to best protect the future of salmon in the Kenai Lowlands region of southern Alaska.