Idaho Governor Appoints New Administrator
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Nate Fisher, former executive director of the Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment and an adviser to former Gov. Phil Batt, as administrator of the Governor's Office of Species Conservation.
He succeeds Jim Caswell, who recently was named national director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Fisher has been an environmental liaison for the Office of Species Conservation since June 2001, coordinating federal Endangered Species Act programs with state agencies and working to promote collaboration between state, federal and private stakeholders.
From 1996 to 2001 the University of Idaho graduate was a regional program coordinator and environmental planner for the state Department of Environmental Quality, and from 1994 to 1996 he was a natural resources policy adviser to Batt. Before that Fisher led the Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment for four years and worked on natural resources issues for Sen. Larry Craig for three years.
"Nate embodies what it means to have a 'deep bench' in public service. He has been working hard on many levels for more than two decades, mastering the issues, engaging the stakeholders and preparing for this job. Now it's time for him to take the reins," Otter said. "I have great confidence that the fine tradition of responsiveness and professionalism established for this important office under Jim Caswell's able leadership will continue and even grow under Nate Fisher."
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