About Us

“To promote, restore and enhance a healthy environment through fisheries research and education in the Pacific Northwest.”

WarHF, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, was founded in 2005 by a sophomore in the natural resources class at Warrenton High School. The vision was to build and channel community support in rebuilding a salmon hatchery that could arm high school students with the best possible hands-on science experience in the Pacific Northwest; this resulted in the construction of the WarHF Rearing and Research Facility.

Faced with the completion of WarHF’s mission, it was decided that it was not enough to just build the facility–there was more opportunities that could be offered to the students that had yet to be developed. Since the completion of the new Rearing and Research Facility at Warrenton High School, WarHF expanded its mission beyond the Skipanon and just at Warrenton High School and now has a broader aim that reflects its commitment to teaching and empowering the future generations. Under WarHF’s aegis, the Warrenton High School Fisheries Ecology class now integrates academic, cultural, social, and technological innovation into the experience of every student.


Board of Directors

President Todd Jones
Vice-President Henry Balensifer
Secretary/Treasurer Mike Balensifer
Director Brian Tarabochia
Director Don Dyer
Director Steve Porter
Director Rick Quashnick
Director Mike Falleur

Brian Tarabochia

Steve Porter

Todd Jones Not Pictured
Mike Falleur Not Pictured

Mike Balensifer

Rick Quashnick

Don Dyer

Henry Balensifer III