Program Purpose

 

Established in 1998, the Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG) is a cooperative, bipartisan program comprised of state legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Through collaborative efforts, members have the opportunity to exchange information and identify solutions to address the challenges and opportunities along the Columbia and Snake River basins.  

 

For more information on the LCRG, please contact Jacqueline Tinetti, Policy Committees & Programs Coordinator, at (916) 553-4423 or jtinetti@csg.org

 

LCRG Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

CHAIR

Representative Bruce Chandler

Washington

 

Committee Roster

IDAHO

Senator Lee Heider

Senator Michelle Stennett

Representative Marc Gibbs

Representative Sally Toone

MONTANA

Senator Edie McClafferty

Senator Jeffery Welborn

Representative Bradley Hamlett

Representative Kerry White

OREGON

Senator Bill Hansell

Senator Betsy Johnson

Representative Daniel Bonham

Representative Brad Witt

WASHINGTON

Senator Jim Honeyford

Senator Jesse Salomon

Senator Dean Takko

Representative Bruce Chandler

Representative Sharon Wylie

 

LCRG Members

 

Washington Representative Bruce Chandler presides as the current LCRG Chair. Voting members are appointed by state leaders in each state and meet annually. LCRG meetings are open to non-voting members and legislative staff interested in attending.

 

LCRG Efforts

 

Through its’ meeting and member collaboration, LCRG produces recommendations and requests in support of the program goals. Below are links to recent member efforts.

 

Northwest Power & Conservation Council

 

Bonneville Power Administration

 

Meeting Information

 

The 2019 LCRG meeting was held in Stevenson, Washington from August 18-21. Please see below for copies of speaker presentations. For questions or assistance, please contact our office at csgw@csg.org.

 

 

Monday, August 19

Nancy Stephan, Bonneville Power Administration

Rick Boatner, Oregon Department of Fish and Game

Captian Eric Anderson, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Police

Lloyd Knight, Idaho Department of Agriculture

Thomas Woolf, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Kristen Meira, Pacific Northwest Waterways Assocaiation

Scott Farris, EDP Renewables North America

 

Tuesday, August 20

Jim Smith, Klickitat Public Utilities District

Erik Steimle, Rye Development

Barry Thom, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA)