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Terrence Conlon

As a Regional Science Coordinator for the USGS Northwest-Pacific Islands Region, Terrence Conlon provides science support and leadership to seven USGS Science Centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

Terrence Conlon is a Science Coordinator for the USGS Northwest-Pacific Islands Region which encompasses Department of the Interior Regions 9 and 12. Terrence supports USGS Mission Areas and Science Centers in developing, implementing, and completing comprehensive integrated science in the Region, which Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In addition, Terrence is the coordinator of USGS programs in the Klamath Basin, represents the USGS on the Columbia River Basin Federal Caucus, and participates in tribal water right settlement teams.

Prior to joining the Region, Terrence coordinated and oversaw the interpretive science program in the USGS Oregon Water Science Center and represented USGS at federal, state, and local meetings throughout Oregon. Prior to his leadership role in the Center, Terrence managed water resource studies, with a focus on groundwater, in the Willamette and Umatilla Basins in Oregon.

Terrence’s scientific expertise focuses on understanding groundwater processes and how climate, groundwater extraction, land use, and surface water affect groundwater resources. He has experience using surface and borehole geophysics, groundwater level data networks, and models to evaluate groundwater resources in Oregon and Wisconsin.


 

Professional Experience

  • 2021–present: Science Coordinator, USGS, DOI Regions 9 & 12, Portland, OR

  • 2019: Acting Deputy Regional Directory, USGS, DOI Regions 9 & 12, Portland, OR

  • 2016-2020: Studies Chief, USGS Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

  • 2006-2015: Chief, General Hydrologic Studies Section, USGS Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

  • 1996-2005: Hydrologist, USGS Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

  • 1988-1996: Hydrologist, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center, Madison, WI

Education and Certifications

  • MS: Geology (Hydrogeology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • BA: Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology), Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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