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Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force

In Negotiation

The Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force is governed by a twenty-member volunteer Board of Directors. These community leaders represent a broad range of fisheries interests including commercial and sport enterprises, tribes, government agencies, private and public organizations, and community members.

The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Task Force, determines direction and policy, evaluates projects for funding, seeks out future funding sources, and conducts the business of the corporation. The Board has three active committees which cover administration and finance, projects and evaluations, and public information. Core staff consists of a hatchery manager, a contracted project coordinator, and one administrative director.

The CBFTF enables multiple volunteers to carry out projects within the Chehalis River Basin area. The Task Force believes the community can make a significant impact on fisheries resources. With community members working together, the Chehalis River Basin can reach its potential for fisheries production and can stimulate changes that will benefit every aspect of our communities

Business Consultation

Our Present Operations

While the Task Force functions in a variety of capacities, its main focus involves acting as a funding agency, coordinating technical resources, and providing public education.

Funding Agency

The Task Force grants funding to projects that assist in the accomplishment of Task Force enhancement goals and promote its mission. Projects in search of funding may request a funding application and a copy of the Task Force project evaluation criteria. Applications are accepted prior to January 1st of each year. Project funding is allocated on a cash reimbursement basis from January 1st through December 31st each year.

Technical Resource

Another function provided by the Task Force is that of technical assistance. Project participants can receive support in coordinating with government agencies, facility design, permit acquisition, stock selection, coordinated facility operation equipment, and volunteer management, among other resources.

Public Education

Through public forums, group presentations and other educational efforts, the Task Force is working to educate and inform the Chehalis Basin community of the need for fisheries enhancement and the role individuals can play. The Task Force is striving to create an educated community, which accepts personal ownership and responsibility for the river and its resources.

OUR TEAM

Meet our Staff & Board of Directors

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STEVE FRANKS

Hatchery Manager

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MARIA CERDENA

Administrative Director

OFFICERS

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LONNIE CRUMLEY

CHAIRMAN

Retired Fish Biologist,

Streamworks, LLC

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 12

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GREG JONES

FINANCE & PROJECT

TEAM LEADER

Elma Game Club

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 8

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TINA NIELS

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Stream Team

Steering Committee

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 14

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VACANT

MEMBER AT LARGE

Independent Representative

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 7

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force is governed by a twenty-member volunteer Board of Directors.

 

We have seats available!

 

Contact us if you are interested in joining us.

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CHANELE HOLBROOK

Dept. of Ecology

UPPER BASIN - SEAT 1

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VACANT

Noel Cole Fish & Wildlife Project

UPPER BASIN - SEAT 2

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PHIL ALLEN

Independent Representative

UPPER BASIN - SEAT 3

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VACANT

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UPPER BASIN - SEAT 4

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KEVIN HOFFMAN

Onalaska HS Aquaculture Program

UPPER BASIN - SEAT 5

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VACANT

*

UPPER BASIN - SEAT 6

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VACANT

MEMBER AT LARGE

Independent Representative

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 7

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GREG JONES

FINANCE & PROJECT

TEAM LEADER

Elma Game Club

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 8

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VACANT

*

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 9

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VACANT

*

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 10

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VACANT

*

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 11

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LONNIE CRUMLEY

CHAIRMAN

Retired Fish Biologist,

Streamworks, LLC

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 12

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VACANT

*

MIDDLE BASIN - SEAT 13

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TINA NIELS

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Stream Team

Steering Committee

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 14

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VACANT

*

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 15

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JILL WARNE

Grays Harbor County Commissioner

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 16

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VACANT

*

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 17

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JEREMY PLUMMER

Port of Grays Harbor

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 18

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VACANT

*

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 19

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DOUG WARNKEN

Poggie Club

LOWER BASIN - SEAT 20

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