Project and Program Management

Experienced, formally trained and certified personnel ensure that projects are efficiently managed from planning through implementation—initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project work.

  • Practical application of project and program management strategies including concise project plans that incorporate schedule, scope and budget, clarification of quality or required specifications.
  • Development of concise comprehensive project plans that show how project goals and objectives can be accomplished within an established project schedule and how this can be successfully accomplished by the project team.
  • Implementation may include application of risk management, internal and external communications, data and information management and creative contracting strategies and procurement.

Planning and Implementation of Scientifically Defensible Hatchery Programs

DJWA approaches the current needs for hatchery reform in a proactive manner consistent with the latest available science. This starts with a clear definition of the hatchery program which includes its purpose, goals and objectives (conservation or harvest) and recommendations for change.  DJWA staff implements changes to programs from developing initial recommendations to implementation of the proposed changes.  DJWA has accomplished this work throughout the Pacific Northwest, California and Alaska.

Modeling and Data and Information Management

DJWA provides biological systems modeling and data and information management services related to endangered species assessments, habitat and hatchery evaluation, creation of fisheries management systems, and development of tools for long-term monitoring and evaluation of fisheries programs.

Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (M&E) and Annual Program Reviews (APR)

DJWA supports clients with program evaluation and crucial management decision-making processes to ensure programs are successful and questions are efficiently answered.  This includes:

  • Evaluating program performance relative to goals and expectations
  • Adjusting hatchery and harvest actions based on clear decision rules – adaptive management
  • Testing key assumptions and providing mechanisms for adjustments
  • Designing M&E programs that support adaptive management

Hatchery Operations and Best Management Practices

DJWA’s experience incorporates over 110 years of direct involvement with salmon enhancement programs and hatchery operations.  Staff has evaluated facilities and developed fish culture procedures and operations manuals. We manage project teams inclusive of engineering and biological expertise on planning, evaluation, and development of fisheries programs to assure incorporation of operational, biological and fish culture practices. We have hands on experience with brood collection and holding, spawning, incubation, rearing and release strategies, marking and tagging, fish transport, and disease risk management.

Habitat Project Planning and Environmental Impact Analysis

DJWA has been involved in numerous habitat and hydro projects and analysis of environmental impacts and alternatives. Staff has expertise and experience in both the analysis and document development phases of environmental impact projects, and a track record of meeting deadlines within budget. DJWA is familiar with and has access to a range of tools and models used to prioritize habitat protection and restoration projects, as well as siting land-use development.