• Federal Caucus members

    Mary Lou Soscia, Chair – Environmental Protection Agency


    Rock Peters, Vice Chair – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


    Sarah McNary – Bonneville Power Administration


    Bob Dach – Bureau of Indian Affairs


    Kate Puckett – Bureau of Reclamation


    Bruce Suzumoto – NOAA Fisheries


    Karma Anderson – National Resources Conservation Service (non-signatory participant)


    Roy Elicker – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


    Linda Ulmer – U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management


    Greg Fuhrer – U.S. Geological Survey


    Eric (Rick) Mogren - Program Coordinator


    Nancy Schifferdecker - Assistant Program Coordinator

  • Columbia River Basin Federal Caucus Agencies
     

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) - Endangered Species Act (ESA) jurisdiction over anadromous fish; also has a role in regulating ocean fisheries. 

     

     

     

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) – ESA jurisdiction over plants, wildlife, and resident fish; also operates and administers hatchery programs and national wildlife refuges.

     

     

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) - markets electricity from federal dams; also has a key role funding fish and wildlife mitigation.

     

     

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – operates federal dams and navigation locks for multiple uses.

     

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) – operates federal dams for multiple purposes, including irrigated agriculture and hydroelectric power. 

     

     

     

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – implements and enforces the Clean Water Act.

     

     

     

    U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Region 6 (Washington and Oregon)

    Region 6 (northern Idaho and western Montana) – manages over 50% of available spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead within the basin.   Other priority management objectives for the agency include: wilderness, vegetation management, wildland fire suppression, grazing, and recreation.

     

     

     

    Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - manages about 10 percent of the available spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead within the basin.  Other management of their federal lands include; wildlife, recreation, timber harvest, mineral extraction and other public uses.

     

     

     

    Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) - provides services to Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. The Northwest region incorporates Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and southeastern Alaska. 

     

     

     

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - A multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water.

     

     



    Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (non-signatory member) – works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals for productive lands and healthy ecosystems.