Kyle Martens is a Fish Biologist/Natural Resource Scientist with a decade of experience at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He leads the Riparian Validation Monitoring Program, a component of the state’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), which is designed to evaluate the impact of DNR’s management practices on stream habitat and salmonids. Before his time at DNR, Kyle spent 15 years with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) at the Columbia River Research Laboratory (CRRL). Throughout his career, Kyle has researched the effects of stream restoration and management, as well as the diverse juvenile life histories of salmonids. His research has resulted in the publication of ten peer-reviewed journal articles. Kyle holds a master’s degree from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.