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Kevan Urquhart - Appointed to the Board on December 6th, 2022

Position: Director
Term: Next Election 11-05-2024
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3945 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93922
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Director Kevan Urquhart was appointed to the Carmel Area Wastewater District on December 6th, 2022.

Additional information coming soon.

3-31-2023 Director Kevan Urquhart Ethics Certificate.pdf2023-2025 Director Urquhart Harassment Training Certificate.pdf

Executive Biography:

Kevan is a native Californian, educated as an ichthyologist and marine biologist at U. C. Berkeley [A.B Zoology] and California State University Fullerton [M.A. Biological Sciences], supplemented by a Certificate in Land Use & Environmental Planning from U.C. Davis Extension.  He was awarded the Southern California Academy of Sciences Durham Award in Vertebrate Zoology, and the American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists, Stoye Award in Ichthyology. 

He first worked as a marine biologist for the City of San Diego’s Metropolitan Wastewater Division monitoring the marine ecosystem effects of their Pt. Loma Water Treatment Plant outfall, before joining the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) for 22 years. He did monitoring and research on Sturgeon, Striped Bass, and warm-water resident gamefish of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.   He then worked as a Water Quality Biologist investigating the impacts of selenium and other trace metals in agricultural drainage from the Central Valley, followed by work as an Instream Flow modeler.  He was promoted to supervise the various programs in Stockton for 6 years, before coming to the Central Coast to be the Regional Fisheries Management Supervisor for the Central Coast Region for 5 years, eventually managing staff in 15 counties from Mendocino through San Luis Obispo. 

In 2006 he left the CDFW during a reorganization to work 13 years for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD), as their Senior Fisheries Biologist and Water Master for the Carmel River.   He returned to CDFW for his last year before retirement as the co- supervisor of the Marine Region’s Groundfish Research & Innovation Unit.

Kevan is a member of the American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists, and was one of only ~30 Certified Fisheries Professionals in the state by the American Fisheries Society.  He has served as a member and chair of the Monterey County Fish & Game Commission, and member and vice-chair of the Carmel City Forest & Beach Commission, and is currently the County Supervisor’s representative to the MPWMD Ordinance 152 Oversight Committee.  He has served on the non-profit boards of the Friends of the River and Coastal Watershed Council.  He has held governors and state legislative appointments to the Monterey County Selective Service Commission, the Joint Legislative Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout, and CDFW Fisheries Restoration Grants Peer Review Committee. 


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