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Chris Boelke

Chief, New England Branch
Habitat and Ecosystem Services
Office: (978) 281-9131
Email: christopher.boelke@noaa.gov

Chris Boelke

Chief, New England Branch

Chris joined the NOAA Fisheries Habitat Program in 2003, where he worked primarily on Essential Fish Habitat consultations throughout New England. Since 2011, Chris has served as the New England Branch Chief for the division, and primarily focuses on the EFH coordination process with federal agencies, collaboration with partners on habitat stewardship activities, and engagement on fish passage and FERC Hydropower actions. Chris also serves as the federal co-chair of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council's Ocean Planning Committee.