THREE NEW APPOINTEES TO WASHINGTON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
April 21, 1998
Governor Locke has appointed people to fill each of the three vacancies on
the 9 person Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The Fish and Wildlife
Commission is responsible for setting policy and directing all of the
activity of the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is expected to play a critical role in
developing a response to the US National Marine Fisheries Service's proposed
Endangered Species listing of Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula Chinook
The new appointees are:
- Russ Cahil,
- retired deputy director of the Washington State
Department of Parks and Recreation, and previously the head of the Alaska
and California Parks Departments.
- Don Henicke,
- a Wenatchie apple orchardist. Mr. Henicke is not
associated with hunting or fishing organizations, but has served on several
boards with responsibility for large organizations and budgets.
- Bob Tuck,
- a Sela fisheries biology consultant and former employee
of the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Washington State Senate approval of the appointees is required. However,
statutes provide that may serve until the Senate chooses to act. The
appointees will begin their work at once, and will continue unless there
is a vote of disapproval by the Senate.