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The Board

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 

PacifiCorp

Hydro-Utility Representative

Vacant, Vice-Chair

Dennis Weber, Secretary-Treasurer

Cowlitz County Commissioner 

 

Rudy Salakory
Cowlitz Indian Tribe

 

Dan Cothren

Wahkiakum County Commissioner

Gary Medvigy

Clark County Councilor

Marylynne Kostick

Lewis County Citizen

Richard Mahar

Skamania County Commissioner

Hal Mahnke

Cowlitz County Citizen

F. Lee Grose

Lewis County Commissioner

 

Don Swanson
SW WA Environmental Representative

Senator Ann Rivers
State Legislative Representative

Olaf Thomason, Sr.

Wahkiakum County Citizen 

Jade Unger

Clark County Citizen

Del Wilson

Skamania County Citizen

Troy McCoy

Battle Ground City Council

SW WA Cities Representative

Agency Liaisons to the Board

 

Scott Anderson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Services

Kessina Lee, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region V

Erik Neatherlin, Washington State Governor's Salmon Recovery Office

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Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board members and staff in December 2021.

All meetings are being held virtually until further notice due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns.

Board Meetings
Regularly scheduled LCFRB Meetings are the first Friday of the month. Please contact info@lcfrb.gen.wa.us for more information.

2022 Meetings

February 4 - Agenda, Minutes

March 4 - Meeting Canceled

April 1 - Agenda, Minutes

May 6 - Agenda, Minutes

June 3 - Agenda

July 1 - Meeting Canceled

August 5 

September 2 - Meeting Canceled

October 7 

November 4 

December 2 

Past Meeting Information

2021 Meetings

February 5 - Agenda, Minutes

March 5 - Meeting Canceled

April 2 - Agenda, Minutes

May 7 - Agenda, Minutes

June 4 - Agenda, Minutes

July 2 - Meeting Canceled

August 6 - Agenda, Minutes

September 3 - Meeting Canceled

October 1 - Agenda, Minutes

November 5 - Agenda, Minutes

December 3 - Agenda, Minutes

Presentations from past Board meetings

2021 Meeting Presentations

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