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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

Therese Thompson, WNTI Coordinator

Ed Schriever, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies representative on National Fish Habitat Partnership Board

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 Partnership 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

Montana – Lee Nelson

Nevada – Rich Haskins

Nevada – John Elliott

New Mexico – Kirk Patten

New Mexico – David Propst

New Mexico – Michael Sloan

Oregon – Charlie Corrarino (Chair)

Oregon – Steve Jacobs

Utah – Roger Wilson (Vice Chair)

Washington – James Uehara

Wyoming – Mike Stone (Chair)

Wyoming – Dirk Miller

Montana Water Center – Kristen Keith

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe- Daniel Fairbank

 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service R1 – Vicki Finn

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service R2 – Jim Brooks

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service R6 – Morgan Elmer

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service R6 – Scott Roth

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service R7/8 – Lisa Heki

U.S. Forest Service – Dan Duffield

U.S. Forest Service – Scott Spaulding

U.S. Forest Service R1 – Kate Walker

U.S. Forest Service R3 – Amy Unthank

U.S. Forest Service R4 – Dan Duffield

U.S. Forest Service R6 – David Heller

U.S. Forest Service R7 – Travis Coley

U.S. Forest Service WO – Davis Schmid

U.S.Geological Survey – Kitty Griswold

U.S. Geological Survey – Bob Gresswell

U.S. National Resources Conservation Service – Kathryn Boyer

Trout Unlimited – Helen Neville

NFWF – Krystyna Wolniakowski

American Sportfishing Association – Ross Tuckwiller 

Bureau of Land Management – Tom Mendenhall

Bureau of Land Management – Karl Stein

Bureau of Land Management – Tyler Abbott

Bureau of Land Management – John Moore

Bureau of Land Management – Jay Thompson

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Fisheries – Daniel Fairbank

 

Administrative Support and Advisors:

Virgil Moore, WAFWA Administrator

Rich Haskins, WAFWA Administrator

Robin Knox , WNTI Coordinator (2006-2014)

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

Christopher Estes, Advisor

Mike Stone, WAFWA representative to the NFHP Board