MEETINGS

Our Board of Director's Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force Members

The Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force is governed by a twenty member volunteer Board of Directors. These community leaders represent a broad range of fisheries interests including commercial and sport enterprises, tribes, government agencies, private and public organizations, and community members.

The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Task Force, determines direction and policy, evaluates projects for funding, seeks out future funding sources, and conducts the business of the corporation. The Board has three active committees which cover administration and finance, projects and evaluations, and public information. Core staff consists of one area project coordinator and one administrative director.

The CBFTF enables multiple volunteers to carry out projects within the Chehalis River Basin area. The Task Force believes the community can make a significant impact on fisheries resources. With community members working together, the Chehalis River Basin can reach its potential for fisheries production and can stimulate changes that will benefit every aspect of our communities

Meet the Officers of the Board of the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force:

Our Present Operations

While the Task Force functions in a variety of capacities, its main focus involves acting as a funding agency, coordinating technical resources, and providing public education.

Funding Agency

The Task Force grants funding to projects that assist in the accomplishment of Task Force enhancement goals and promote its mission. Projects in search of funding may request a funding application and a copy of the Task Force project evaluation criteria. Applications are accepted prior to January 1st of each year. Project funding is allocated on a cash reimbursement basis from January 1st through December 31st each year.

Technical Resource

Another function provided by the Task Force is that of technical assistance. Projects participants can receive support in coordinating with government agencies, facility design, permit acquisition, stock selection, coordinated facility operation equipment, and volunteer management, among other resources.

Public Education

Through public forums, group presentations and other educational efforts, the Task Force is working to educate and inform the Chehalis Basin community of the need for fisheries enhancement and the role individuals can play. The Task Force is striving to create an educated community, which accepts personal ownership and responsibility for the river and its resources.

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