Our 15-member board includes representatives from local governments, the state legislature, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, hydropower operators, environmental and landowner interests, and the public. The Board listens, explores, partners, analyzes, and then writes and coordinates the implementation of plans to restore and manage our water and fish to abundance into the future. Our work is science-based and reflects the aspirations of our region. The plans and their implementation serve as the basis for all fish recovery by all groups seeking federal, state, and private funding for restoration projects and innovative strategies.
2022 Management Board
Todd Olson, Chair
F. Lee Grose, Vice Chair
Lewis County Commissioner
Dennis Weber, Secretary-Treasurer
Cowlitz County Commissioner
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Wahkiakum County Commissioner
Clark County Councilor
Lewis County Citizen
Skamania County Commissioner
Cowlitz County Citizen and Private Property Designee
SW WA Environmental Representative
Senator Ann Rivers
State Legislative Representative
Olaf Thomason, Sr.
Wahkiakum County Citizen
Clark County Citizen
Skamania County Citizen
Battle Ground City Council
SW WA Cities Representative
Agency Liaisons to the Board
Kessina Lee, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region V
Erik Neatherlin, Washington State Governor's Salmon Recovery Office
Past Meeting Information
March 5 - Meeting Canceled
July 2 - Meeting Canceled
September 3 - Meeting Canceled
Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board members and staff in December 2021.
All meetings are being held virtually and in-person at the LCFRB office at 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver WA 98682.
The LCFRB office is located in a WA State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) building. If you wish to attend a meeting in-person, you must notify LCFRB staff in advance of the meeting.
Regularly scheduled LCFRB Meetings are the first Friday of the month. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 4 - Meeting Canceled
May 6 - Agenda, Minutes, Presentation- Landowner Engagement and Incentives in Salmon Habitat Restoration and Protection, Denise Smee, LCFRB Program Manager
July 1 - Meeting Canceled
September 2 - Meeting Canceled
October 7 - Meeting Canceled
November 4 - Agenda, Minutes
December 9 - Agenda, Minutes
Presentations from past Board meetings
Pinniped Predation in the Lower Columbia River, Kessina Lee, WDFW Southwest Regional Director
Marine Mammal Protection Act and Pinniped Removal Authority, Robert Anderson, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Lower Columbia Intensively Monitored Watershed (IMW): An update on preliminary results and applications, Amelia Johnson, LCFRB Salmon Recovery Specialist
Fish Response to Habitat Treatments in the Lower Columbia IMW Complex, Marisa Litz and Jamie Lampreth, WDFW
Decade at Abernathy: Lessons Learned, Eli Asher Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Bill Norris, P.E., Ecosystem Restoration Services
Landowner Engagement in Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects, Board Member Del Wilson
LCFRB: Celebrating 20 years Working to Recover Salmon, Steelhead & Bull Trout and Improving Watershed Health, Steve Manlow, LCFRB Executive Director