CRITFC Statement on New BPA Administrator
Statement of Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Executive Director Paul Lumley on new Bonneville Power Administrator Bill Drummond:
“The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is pleased that the Bonneville Power Administration has chosen Bill Drummond as the agency’s new Administrator. Under Steve Wright’s administration we were able to establish a foundation of partnership and collaboration that recognized the tribes’ treaty fishing rights. We look forward to building on that foundation with Mr. Drummond and continue working on our mutual goal of rebuilding healthy and sustainable salmon populations throughout the Columbia Basin.”
About CRITFC The Portland-based Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is the technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River Basin’s four treaty tribes: the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Nez Perce Tribe.
CRITFC, formed in 1977, employs biologists, other scientists, public information specialists, policy analysts and administrators who work in fisheries research and analyses, advocacy, planning and coordination, harvest control and law enforcement.