• Federal Caucus members
       
    • Bob Dach, Chair - Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Mary Lou Soscia, Vice-Chair -Environmental Protection Agency 
    • Rock Peters - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Sarah McNary - Bonneville Power Administration
    • Kate Puckett - Bureau of Reclamation
    • Mark Bagdovitz - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Linda Ulmer - U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management 
    • Lief Horwitz - U.S. Geological Survey
    • Bruce Suzumoto - NOAA Fisheries
    • Kathy Ferge - Natural Resources Conservation Service (non-signatory participant)
    • Eric (Rick) Mogren - Program Coordinator
    • Nancy Schifferdecker - Assistant Program Coordinator

  • Federal agencies of the Columbia River Basin Federal Caucus
     

    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.