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Washington Taps New Member for
Northwest Power and Conservation Council

by Staff
Columbia Basin Bulletin, September 16, 2016

Guy Norman is the newest member of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, appointed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this week to replace Phil Rockefeller, who retired earlier this year.

Norman began his career as a field biologist with the Washington Department of Fisheries in 1977. He served over 32 years in Washington state government, most recently the Southwest Washington Regional Director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Norman also worked three years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as the Interjurisdictional Program Director and two years as a private consultant working on Columbia Basin fisheries issues, including development of salmon recovery plans and re-licensing of the PacifiCorp Lewis River hydro projects.

Norman worked directly with the Gov. Christine Gregoire administration in the collaborative process that led to the 2008/2010 FCRPS BiOp. He has served as the state policy lead in the U.S. v. Oregon Forum and as the state representative on the WA/OR Columbia River Fishery Compact for over 20 years. He has also worked in a number of domestic and international fisheries forums including; the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Norman has worked directly with past and present NWPCC members and staff for over three decades and is currently working closely with the Washington Governor's office on several issues including the FCRPS Remand and NOAA's Columbia Basin Partnership. He also serves as a board member for the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership.

His career has focused on management of fish and wildlife resources in the Columbia Basin and has included working collaboratively with tribal, federal, and state co-managers as well as hydroelectric operators and other diverse interests that benefit from the water resources of the Columbia Basin. Norman holds a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Council members serve by appointment from their governors. Two are appointed from each of the four Northwest states.

The terms of office of Council membership vary by state. Some serve three-year terms, others are more open-ended, depending on the governor and the state legislatures.

For more information about the Council go to

Washington Taps New Member for Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Columbia Basin Bulletin, September 16, 2016

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