Gretchen Ramlo

My name is Gretchen Ramlo and I attend the University of Maine at Machias, class of 2025. I am a Marine Biology major with a concentration in Coastal Conservation. After graduating, I plan to move on to graduate school to further my education in marine conservation. I’d like to apply my studies to protect threatened species and their habitats and find new ways to solve modern issues. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, longboarding, volleyball, riding horses, and relaxing on the beach.

Working for the Department of Marine Resources Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat, I am gaining valuable knowledge from mentors Jennifer Noll and Paul Christman. I will be assisting with smolt trapping, electrofishing, transporting adult Atlantic salmon from the dam to an upstream site for spawning, and a number of other sea-run fishery projects. I am also obtaining experience with data entry, scale analysis for aging and rearing information, and marine policy as it relates to sea-run fishery conservation. I am excited for the opportunity to gain fieldwork experience as well as learn more about the complexities of Atlantic salmon conservation.

Gretchen is a 2023 Undergraduate Intern in Sea-run Fish Research.