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Klamath County Natural Resource Advisory Council members

Herald and News 4/13/08

   All members are appointed by the Klamath County Board of Commissioners:

Andrťa Rabe, chairwoman:

Represents water users from the upper portion of the Klamath Basin. She is a board member of the Resource Conservancy, a group that represents off-Project irrigators involved in water adjudication and has been critical of the proposed agreement. She also was one of 10 irrigators who signed a letter sent to the Klamath County Board of Commissioners that called for reopening water negotiations.

Bob Flowers:

Represents mining and quarry interests on the council. His family has been in the Basin for generations and is involved in farming. The family also operates a quarry just outside Midland. He participated in the meeting via teleconference phone.


Craig Ditman:

resents forest and timber products on the council and was the lead forester for Jeld-Wen.

Glenn Barrett:

Represents other irrigators in the lower portion of the county on the council. Heís also a member of the water user advocacy group, Water for Life, and the Klamath Cattlemenís Association. Both organizations are critical of the agreement. He signed a letter to county commissioners that called for reopening negotiations.

Karl Scronce:

Represents farming and ranching interests on the council. An off-Project irrigator, he has voiced concerns about the agreement and signed a letter to commissioners that called for reopening negotiations.

Ken Rykbost:

The councilís education representative. He formerly worked for Klamath County Oregon State University Extension
office. He was not present at Thursday nightís meeting.

Tracey Liskey:

Represents the countyís nursery
industry. His family owns and manages Liskey Farms on Lower Klamath Lake. He signed the letter to commissioners that called for reopening negotiations.

Vince Belleci:

The councilís wildlife, recreation and tourism representative. A retired county employee, he lives in Sprague River and has a background in hunting and wildlife issues.

Bill Ransom:

Represents land development and planning on the council. A land developer, he has a background in agriculture and is executive director of the Bucket Brigade, the irrigator advocacy group that formed in the wake of the 2001 water crisis.

Don Rajnus:

Rajnus is the councilís hydrology representative. The Poe Valley irrigator signed the letter to the commissioners that called for reopening water negotiations.
PacifiCorp talks

   Details of PacifiCorpís role in the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement could be better known in mid-May.
   Bud Ullman, attorney for the Klamath Tribes, said during a meeting of Klamath Countyís Natural Resource Advisory Council that a conversation he had with a U.S. Department of the Interior official indicated that details of an agreement with the Portland-based utility could be available to agreement stakeholders around May 19.
   Ullman declined to comment further on the issue.


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