Wednesday, May 18

This meeting is both in-person and via webinar. The meeting will be conducted in Whitefish, Montana. The public is welcome to join our meeting that will run from 9:00 am to 12:30pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesday May 18.

Council Meeting – 9am Mountain Time / 8am Pacific Time – Great Northern Meeting Room and Virtual

General Webinar ATTENDEES should use this link to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. (How to join a Webinar). Contact ITHelps with any technical questions.

 All times are listed in Mountain Time 

  9 – 9:15am Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs committee chairs: Jeffery Allen, chair, fish and wildlife committee; Jim Yost, chair, power committee and Louie Pitt, Jr., chair, public affairs committee.


9:15 – 10:15am Discussion on Pacific Northwest electric power issues with Montana Public Utilities. 

Mark Hayden, General Manager at Missoula Electric Cooperative, Mark Johnson, General Manager at Flathead Electric Cooperative, Hugo Anderson, General Manager at Glacier Electric Cooperative, Jean Matt, General Manager at Mission Valley Power, Melissa Brandon, Member Service, Communications & Marketing Specialist at Lincoln Electric CooperativeRex Griffin, President of Ravalli County Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees, Marianne Roose, Vice President of Lincoln Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees, Terry Crooks, Trustee at Flathead Electric Cooperative


10:15 – 10:30am First Year Implementation Report on Increased Mitigation Efforts in the Blocked Areas above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams: Chad McCrea and Brent Nichols, Spokane Tribe of Indians.
  10:30 – 11:00am Break - TIME ADJUSTED DAY OF MEETING


11:00am – 11:45am Update on Pacific Lamprey Conservation and Restoration in the Columbia River Basin: Christina Wang, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Alicia Marrs, Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative; Kelly Coates, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and Ben Clemens, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.


11:45 – 12:15pm Council approval of statement of basis and purpose and response to comments for the 2021 Power Plan: John Shurts, General Counsel and Andrea Goodwin, Senior Counsel.


12:15pm Council Business:
    Public comment on any issue before the Council
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