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Steering Committee

Operating under the guidance of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Western Native Trout Initiative is governed by a Steering Committee that represents 12 western states, 5 federal natural resource management agencies, tribes, and nonprofit fisheries conservation organizations.
Chair: Julie Meka CarterStatewide Native Aquatics Program Manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department Vice Chair: Jon Sjöberg, Fisheries Division Chief, Nevada Department of Wildlife  Drew CushingAquatics Section Chief, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Gillian O’Doherty, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Kirk Patten, Assistant Chief of Fisheries, New Mexico Department of Fish and Game Jeff DillonState Fishery Manager, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Craig BurleyFish Management Division Manager, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Bruce McIntoshDeputy Fish Division Administrator – Inland Fisheries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Paul Dey, Program Manager Aquatic Habitat Section, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Melissa DickardAquatic Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management National Operations Center Yvette ParozRegional Fisheries Program Leader, U.S. Forest Service Robert ClarkeAssistant Fisheries Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Warren ColyerDirector Western Restoration Program, Trout Unlimited Ed Schriever, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies representative on National Fish Habitat Partnership Board Therese Thompson, WNTI Coordinator  


 

The following individuals were instrumental in the development of the Western Native Trout Initiative Strategic Plan, its early management and formal recognition as a Fish Habitat Partnership by the National Fish Habitat Board in 2007.  WNTI is appreciative of their foresight and contributions:

 

Alaska – Christopher Estes

Alaska – Roger Harding

Arizona – Kirk Young

Arizona – Julie Meka

Arizona – Larry Riley

California – Dave Lentz

Idaho – Scott Grunder

Idaho – Steve Yundt

Montana – Chris Hunter

Montana – Travis Horton

Nevada – John Elliott

New Mexico – Kirk Patten

New Mexico – David Propst

Oregon – Charlie Corrarino

Oregon – Steve Jacobs

Utah – Roger Wilson

Washington – James Uehara

Wyoming – Mike Stone

Wyoming – Dirk Miller

Montana Water Center – Kristen Keith

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe- Daniel Fairbank

 US Fish and Wildlife R1 – Vicki Finn

US Fish and Wildlife R2 – Jim Brooks

US Fish and Wildlife R6 – Morgan Elmer

US Fish and Wildlife R7/8 – Lisa Heki

US BLM – Tom Mendenhall

US BLM – Karl Stein

US Forest Service R1 – Kate Walker

US Forest Service R3 – Amy Unthank

US Forest Service R4 – Dan Duffield

US Forest Service R6 – David Heller

US Forest Service R7 – Travis Coley

US Forest Service WO – Davis Schmid

USGS – Kitty Griswold

USGS – Bob Gresswell

US NRCS – Kathryn Boyer

Trout Unlimited – Helen Neville

NFWF – Krystyna Wolniakowski

ASA – Ross Tuckwiller 

 

Wyoming – Mike Stone (Chair)

Oregon – Charlie Corrarino (Chair)

Alaska – Christopher Estes

Alaska – Roger Harding

Arizona – Larry Riley

Idaho – Scott Grunder

Montana – Chris Hunter

Montana – Travis Horton

Montana – Lee Nelson

Nevada – Rich Haskins

New Mexico – Michael Sloan

Utah – Roger Wilson

Washington – James Uehara

BLM – Tom Mendenhall

BLM – Tyler Abbott

BLM – John Moore

BLM – Jay Thompson

US Forest Service – Scott Spaulding

US Forest Service – Dan Duffield

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Fisheries – Daniel Fairbank

Administrative Support and Advisors:

Virgil Moore, WAFWA Administrator

Rich Haskins, WAFWA Administrator

Robin Knox , WNTI Project Coordinator (2006-2014)

Erica Stock, Director of Strategic Partnerships (2012-2013)

Christopher Estes, Advisor

Mike Stone, WAFWA representative to the NFHP Board