Come join us, May 20th for our Monthly Meeting!
James Keith Whalen is the Forest Fish Biologist for the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests in South Carolina. He has been the Forest Fish biologist here in South Carolina since 2016. He has been a Fish Biologist for the Forest Service for 20 years. Before coming to South Carolina he was the Forest Fish Biologist on the Ozark/St. Francis National Forests in Arkansas for 12 years. Before that he was a Biologist with the US Forest Service Southern Research Station-Coldwater Fisheries Unit out of Blacksburg, Virginia for 5 years. He has a BS degree in Forestry – Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech and MS degree from James Madison University in Biology. He grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia fishing in the tributaries of the New River and the headwaters of the Holston River.