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NW Fishletter #392, April 1, 2019
 Idaho Governor Appoints Jeffery Allen To Northwest Power And Conservation Council
Idaho Gov. Brad Little on March 4 appointed Jeffery Allen to serve as one of the state's two members on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
He replaces Bill Booth, who retired in December after 12 years.
Allen has been the Council's Idaho office director and policy analyst since 2008. He previously worked in the governor's Office of Species Conservation, where he advised the state on policies relating to the Endangered Species Act, and led the state's effort to delist gray wolves and establish a compensation fund for livestock killed by wolves. Before that, he was director of natural resources for U.S. Senator Mike Crapo.
"Jeff's deep knowledge of natural resources along with his extensive network of regional relationships make him an asset to Idaho on the Council," Little said in a statement. "I am confident Jeff will work well with our regional partners to protect and promote Idaho's interests and natural resource-based economies in his new role."
The Council is made up of two members each from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The governor of each state appoints the members from their state to a three-year term, which can be extended. Allen joins Jim Yost as the other Idaho representative.
Council Chair Jennifer Anders will decide whether Allen will take over for Booth to serve on the Council's Fish and Wildlife Committee, and as chair of the Council's Public Affairs Committee.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has not yet announced a replacement for Council Member Tom Karier, who also retired from the Council in December and who has continued to attend meetings by phone until his replacement is found. -K.C. Mehaffey
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