WE Team Contacts

Oregon Sea Grant WE Team Members

Frank Burris
Frank Burris
541-247-6672
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Frank Burris serves as watershed educator for Curry County and the south coast, providing private property owners, interested citizens, and organizations with the knowledge they need to assist in improving ecosystem health, salmonid fish populations, and water quality.

Projects and areas of interest include: Watershed extension, non-point source water quality monitoring, wetland construction and restoration, and aquatic invertebrate sampling and identification.

Sam Chan
Sam Chan
541-737-1583
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Sam Chan serves the state and the Pacific region with special focus on aquatic and watershed ecosystem health, aquatic invasive species, and oil spill prevention and management.

Projects and interests include: Habitat protection, water pollution, salmon and watershed restoration, oil spills, and invasive non-native plants and animals. See our new Marine Invaders page, and the article Invaders from the Deep (Oregon's Agricultural Progress, Fall 2006).

Guillermo Giannico
Guillermo Giannico
541-737-2479
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Dr. Guillermo Giannico, a fisheries specialist focusing on salmonid ecology and watershed management, degrees in biology, resource management and environmental studies. His primary responsibilities include providing information, educational material and professional assistance to Extension agents, government agency personnel, watershed councils, and the public in salmonid ecology and behavior, fish habitat, aquatic ecology, and watershed management-related issues in support of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds.

Projects and areas of interest include: Development and presentation of seminars, conferences and training materials on fish habitat, stream assessment, and stream restoration, including a 2006 Regional Symposium on In-stream Gravel Extraction and its Effects on Fish Habitats.

Megan Kleibacker
Megan Kleibacker
541-737-8715
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Megan Kleibacker, Watershed Education Program Associate, coordinates a variety of outreach programs and research efforts for Oregon Sea Grant. She oversees the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Boater Education program, the StreamWebs Student Stewardship Network, coordinates OSG's outreach on Low Impact Development and stormwater management, and helps coordinate the Coastal Ecoregion classes for the Oregon Master Naturalist Program. Megan also oversees Institutional Review Board (IRB) compliance for the Free-Choice Learning Lab and lends support to the CyberLab research efforts at the HMSC Visitors Center. Megan has a background in watershed education, involving youth in watershed monitoring and restoration projects, conducting needs assessments, developing outreach materials, managing team projects, as well as training in program evaluation.

Renee O'Neill

Renee O'Neill
541-737-5675
Streamwebs[at]oregonstate.edu
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Renee O'Neill, StreamWebs Student Stewardship Network Coordinator.  Renee splits her time 60/40 between her SMILE Program Coordinator position and our StreamWebs program. StreamWebs is our online watershed monitoring data interface for students. She serves as the liaison between the WE Team, web developers, and StreamWebs users. Renee manages the overall development process, as well as conducts StreamWebs presentations, trainings, and feedback sessions with users. As StreamWebs Coordinator, she takes the lead on meeting Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requirements and leveraging technologies with partners and open-source providers. For now, her physical office is with the SMILE program in Gladys Valley Gymnastics Center.
Tania Siemens
Tania Siemens

541-737-1583
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Tania Siemens specializes in invasives species education, prevention, early detection, and rapid response. As the coordinator for Oregon Sea Grant’s WISE (Watershed and Invasive Species Education) program, Tania helps teachers engage their students in their local watershed invasive species issues as a way to reach classroom learning benchmarks.  Tania also works with state, federal, and non-governmental partners to build early detection and rapid response networks at state and local scales.