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WOLF PANEL INCLUDES 6 LOCAL REPS
Union and Wallowa counties will have a voice on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission's new Wolf Advisory Committee.
Make that six voices.
Six members of the 14-person committee are from Union and Wallowa counties. Two others are from Umatilla and Morrow counties.
The committee will provide recommendations for the future management of wolves in Oregon. The Wolf Advisory Committee will begin its work in July.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission made the appointments. Those selected were drawn from a list of 82 nominees.
Following are those who were selected from Northeast Oregon and the stakeholder group they represent.
Livestock producers: Sharon Beck, Cove. Beck is a rancher and past president of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.
Public Land Manager: Meg Mitchell, Enterprise. Mitchell is the district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service's Wallowa Valley Ranger District.
Eastern Oregon County Commissioners: Ben Boswell, Enterprise. Boswell is a member of the Wallowa County Commission.
Range/Forest Conservationists: Brett Brownscombe, La Grande. Brownscombe, an attorney, is with the Hells Canyon Preservation Council.
Citizens At-Large (East): Bob Lund, La Grande. Lund is a retired Oregon State Police game officer.
Wildlife Biologists/Researchers: Bob Riggs, La Grande. Riggs is a biologist and wildlife researcher. He works for Boise Cascade.
Rural Oregon Residents: Clint Krebs, Ione. Krebs is a rancher.
Native American Tribes: Ken Hall, Pendleton. Hall is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Craig Ely, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Northeast Region supervisor, and La Grande ODFW biologist Mark Henjum will serve as the committee's advisers.