Gov. Little appoints Ed Schriever to Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Thursday December 29, 2022

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today his appointment of recently retired Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever as the Idaho representative to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC).

Schriever replaces Jim Yost, who is retiring after serving as Idaho's delegate to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) since 2007.

"I want to thank Jim for his service to the State of Idaho and our natural resources sector for more than 50 years," Governor Little said. "His deep knowledge of our water, agriculture, and wildlife made him an asset to Idaho. Jim is a very good friend, and I wish him well in his retirement. I am also confident in Ed’s ability to represent Idaho on the council, and I am thankful to him for his service at Idaho Fish and Game.”

Established through the 1980 Northwest Power Act, the NWPCC is an interstate agency consisting of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington tasked with developing a regional power plan that supports the Northwest’s long-term energy and environmental needs. By working with the public and stakeholders, NWPCC members develop a regional power plan to ensure a continued supply of reliable and affordable energy while protecting fish and wildlife in the Columbia River Basin. The Bonneville Power Administration and other federal agencies currently utilize plans and programs developed by the NWPCC.

Schriever has more than four decades of experience in wildlife management. He recently concluded a 39-year career with Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG), where he held eight positions, including serving as director since 2019. Schriever received his bachelor's degree in fisheries science from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

"My 15 years of executive leadership in natural resource management have prepared me to represent Idaho on the council very well," Schriever said. "Jim Yost has been an excellent delegate for Idaho, and I have appreciated our partnership as IDFG is charged with implementing much of the council's fish and wildlife program here in Idaho. I am very humbled that Governor Little has asked me to continue my public service by serving Idaho on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. This is an important and interesting position that influences decisions important to Idaho."

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