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The Livestock Task Force is a new group approved by WACD members in 2021 in Resolution 2021-05 — Livestock Riparian Water Rights:

  1. WACD to comment on the draft changes to Dept of Ecology Policy 1025 in the form that the policy changes significantly negatively impact the potential of voluntary water quality and riparian habitat protections. And put into jeopardy livestock grazing operations which do not have documented water rights. And comment that current alternatives such as drilling wells and hauling water in many cases is not feasible.
  2. WACD shall also create a Livestock Task Force to address the issue of livestock water rights and other livestock issues as identified.
  3. WACD and WSCC to track progress of changes and keep all Conservation Districts informed and coordinate efforts to ensure livestock have water rights from historical use and/or carrying capacity of pasture and range with surface water.

The Livestock Task Force is being established in April, 2022.

Committee members

First NameLast NameTitleOrganization
Joy Garitone District Coordinator Kitsap CD
Pauline Hagen Associate Supervisor Stevens County CD
Dean Hellie District Administrator Stevens County CD
Lee Hemmer Supervisor Foster Creek CD
Joe Holtrop District Manager Jefferson County CD
Loren Meagher District Manager Central/Eastern Klickitat CDs
Brad Riehle Project Coordinator Asotin County CD
Albert Roberts Supervisor Okanogan CD

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