CFI Global Fisheries Management CEO Discusses Stream Restoration and Fisheries Science with Coloradoan

Last Friday, Shannon Skelton, the Founder/CEO of CFI Global Fisheries Management had an opportunity to sit down and discuss the business of stream restoration, fisheries management, fisheries science, and more with Pat Ferrier of The Coloradoan.

Skelton, a professional fly fisherman, turned fisheries biologist, turned CEO addressed a number of interesting questions about CFI Global Fisheries Management’s stream restoration and fisheries management work. Here is a excerpt from the interview.

Q: What does CFI Global Fisheries Management do?

A: CFI is a full-service river, lake and pond fish habitat design, stream restoration and fisheries management firm.

Q: What is the condition of most of the rivers you work on?

A: We work on rivers that need complete channel modifications and full stream restorations, to rivers that need just a little habitat tweaking and a pat on the butt to get them squared away and functioning correctly.

Q: How much do your services cost?

A: Full-scale stream restoration services range from $250,000 to $1 million per mile, depending on the type of stream, the severity of degradation needing remediation, and the overall client goals.

To read the full Q&A with Skelton and CFI Global Fisheries Management, click here.

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Shannon Skelton, founder of CFI Global Fisheries in Fort Collins, is a senior fisheries and aquatic biologist and avid fisherman.