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Bill Maslen Named to Head BPA's F&W Division

by Bill Rudolph
NW Fishletter, May 11, 2004

The Bonneville Power Administration announced last week that longtime agency biologist Bill Maslen will be the new director of fish and wildlife program policy. Maslen has worked on Columbia Basin fishery and hydropower issues for more than 25 years, including nine years with the Corps of Engineers.

During that time, Maslen played key roles in spill passage and gas bubble disease research, implementing the pikeminnow reduction program, studying avian predation and adult passage issues.

"Bill's many years of broad experience as a biologist with regional fish and wildlife issues make this new role an ideal fit for him and BPA," said BPA chief operating officer Ruth Bennett. "In addition, his strong interpersonal skills, as well as his integrity and objectivity, will be of tremendous value in enhancing partnerships for achieving fish and wildlife objectives in the region."

In the previous issue of Fishletter:
Therese Lamb and Terry Larson to Leave BPA’s Fish Policy Arena

Therese Lamb, BPA’s vice president for the office of Environment, Fish and Wildlife has announced that she is leaving to "explore life outside the agency." Lamb has worked at BPA for nearly 13 years, serving as a fish policy advisor before taking over as acting vice president last January, and reaching full status in September.

"I've had a tremendous 12 and a half years at BPA," said Lamb. "The agency has provided me with good experiences for which I am very grateful. I have enjoyed the complexity of BPA's responsibilities, the role BPA plays in the region and the tremendous diversity of the people within BPA."

BPA administrator Steve Wright said he tried to talk her out of leaving. "She has tremendous talent that made her stand out in every position she held at BPA from the time she began a co-op student," Wright said. "She earned a reputation for being a strong leader who produced results in every position she held. I wish her the best in whatever she does next."

Greg Delwiche, vice president for Generation Supply (Power Business Line) was named interim EFW vice president.

It was also announced that Terry Larson, who was named director of BPA’s Fish and Wildlife division last September, will be moving back to her old area in the agency’s Power Business Line.

Bill Rudolph
Bill Maslen Named to Head BPA's F&W Division
NW Fishletter, May 11, 2004

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