Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium Bios
Alison Hutson is an Environment Scientist and Assistant Manager of the Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium
- She has over ten years of experience in Aquaculture
- 4 years of research experience at major universities working with genetic selection programs
- Expert in designing and implementing research projects, selecting brood stock, and production of channel X blue catfish hybrid.
- 10 years of experience with warm water fish including channel and blue catfish, flathead catfish, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, and Rio Grande Silvery minnow.
- Accomplished career in environmental sciences and policy.
- Consistent and outstanding record in working with endangered species, securing Threatened and Endangered species permit, and conducting research with an endangered species with the goal of recovery.
- Experience supervising research biologists, scheduling, and maintaining financial records.
Douglas Tave is an Environmental Scientist & Specialist and Manager of the Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium
- Assisted in the design and planning process of the hatchery.
- Supervised the testing phase and regulating water level to create flooded areas, where the fish can spawn in a realistic natural setting.
- Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in biology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- Earned a Master of Science degree in limnology from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in aquaculture from Auburn University.
- Worked as an aquaculturalist since 1975 in various places, including the Peace Corps, Auburn University, University of Minnesota and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
- Authored and edited several books and articles about fish genetics.
- Founding editor of the Journal of Applied Aquaculture.
Louie Toya is an Aquaculture Technician at the Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium.
- Manages the day to day operations of the hatchery.
- Conducts daily water quality work.
- Helped construct the indoor hatchery recirculating systems.
- Responsible for maintenance of facility and mechanical components of the hatchery.
- Operates water flow/recycle system for outdoor refugium to maintain water balance or to create new balanced set of flow conditions.
- Member of the Pueblo of Jemez
- Overall responsibility for the Rio Grande Bureau Endangered Species work, including the Los Lunas silvery minnow refugium.
- Communicating with the Collaboration Program about the refugium.
- Involves entering into agreements, supervision of the Refugium Manager, etc.