Inland and Marine Fisheries Committee

The Inland and Marine Fisheries Committee was established by the President to be comprised of members from the Board as appointed by the President and affirmed by the Board. The committee’s approved Statement of Purpose:

“To evaluate issues facing inland and marine fisheries affecting western states and provinces and to provide recommendations for actions to WAFWA to address these issues.”

Members List

Kelly Hepler, Chair
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Chris Cantrell, Vice Chair
Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
Dave Park, Member
Alberta, Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch
Dave Rutz, Member
Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
Andy Witt, Acting Member
British Columbia, Fish and Wildlife Branch
Stafford Lehr, Member
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Kevin Shaffer, Member
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Matt Nicholl
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
William Tam, Member
Hawaii Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Jim Fredericks, Member
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Joe Kozfkay, Member
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Doug Nygren, Member
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Eileen Ryce, Member
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Greg Power, Member
North Dakota Game and Fish Dept.
Dean Rosenthal, Member
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Kirk Patten, Member
New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish
Jon Sjoberg, Member
Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
Barry Bolton, Member
Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
Ken Cunningham, Member
Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
Bruce McIntosh, Member
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Chris Kern, Member
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
John Lott, Member
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Matt Tyree, Member
Saskatchewan, Fish and Wildlife Branch
Craig Bonds, Member
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
Drew Cushing, Member
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Craig Burley, Member
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Corey Niles, Member
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
David Zafft, Member
Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.
Cameron Sinclair, Member
Yukon, Dept. of Environment