GLASGOW - Biologist and researcher Charlie Bridgham has been named the manager of the Fort Peck Multi-Species State Fish Hatchery.
Bridgham was previously an assistant manager and was named acting manager after Andrew Ollenburg left late last year.
Bob Snyder, hatchery bureau chief for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, says Bridgham has a lot of warm-water fish culture experience and is familiar with the hatchery's program and complex infrastructure.
Bridgham, who completed bachelor degrees in biology and geology at the College of Charleston in 1987, moved to Montana in late 2004 to become a fish culturist at the Giant Springs State Fish Hatchery in Great Falls. He was promoted to assistant manager at the Fort Peck hatchery in early 2006.