To protect and improve healthy aquatic habitat in reservoir systems for the benefit of fish and wildlife and the enhancement of quality of life for people and their communities


RFHP currently has two active committees::

Science and Data - The primary focus of this committee has been the development of a reservoir habitat impairment assessment and a compilation of available reservoir metric data (gathered from online databases). Preliminary analysis of the habitat assessment is available on line at www.reservoirresearch.org. Completion of the assessment is anticipated in summer 2012. The committee will focus on Best Management Practices for impairments identified in the assessment for its next project.

Members of this committee include: Dr. Reed Green, USGS, Kirk Rogers, UA-Little Rock, Dr. Steve Miranda, MS State Univ., Rebecca Krogman, MS State Univ./CA Fish and Game Dept., Jeff Boxrucker, RFHP Coordinator

Outreach and Communications -The primary focus of this committee has been development of outreach materials and development of a network of individuals to support the Friends of Reservoirs Foundation (FOR).  The committee has developed a website for FOR (www.waterhabitatlife.org) and an informational brochure available through contacting the Coordinator.  Click here for minutes of the April, 2012 Outreach Committee Meeting.

Committee members include: Dave Terre, Chair, TX Parks and Wildlife Dept., Craig Bonds, TX Parks and Wildlife Dept., Gene Gilliland, OK Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, Mark Oliver, AR Game and Fish Commission, Terry Foreman, CA Dept. of Fish and Game, Karl Hess, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cecilia Lewis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Martin MacDonald, BassPro Shops, Noreen Clough, B.A.S.S., Jeff Boxrucker, RFHP Coordinator


National Fish Habitat Action Plan logo

Healthy reservoir systems meet many needs:

  • Habitat for aquatic and terrestrial life

  • Fishing for 20 million freshwater anglers

  • Primary recreation areas for boating, swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities

  • Tourist destinations bringing economic benefit to nearby communities

  • Water supply for agriculture, industry, and municipal use

  • Power generation

  • Flood control

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To join in this effort, contact:

Jeff Boxrucker, Coordinator
Reservoir Fisheries Habitat
9321 E. State Highway 9
Norman, OK 73026