Caleb Fogel, CE, RG

Staff Geomorphologist

Caleb is pretty clear about the type of works he’s interested in: salmon-focused ecology and geomorphology in the Pacific Northwest. He didn’t figure that out immediately though. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Mich., Caleb’s undergrad studies took him to coastal Russia where he spent a month “knee deep in mud” digging for and excavating Mammoth skeletons that were over ten thousand years old. But ice age paleontology was too slow and static for him and he eventually gravitated towards the dynamic nature of rivers and geomorphology.

Prior to Inter-Fluve, he worked with NOAA for five years where his focus was Habitat Assessment and Restoration Planning (HARP) modelling on Washington’s Chehalis River. This process-based analysis is used for quantifying historical, current, and future habitat conditions, and modeling effects of climate change and restoration actions on salmon populations. “It was really interesting work because I was able to look at the basin from a larger scale and identify restoration actions throughout the basin,” Caleb says. Today he’s working on a variety of projects, mostly around the Pacific Northwest, including projects for Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and Trout Unlimited,  that “straddles geomorphology and ecology,” field surveys, ArcGIS, modeling, and project design. Caleb is a Certified Ecologist and Registered Geologist.