(Washington, DC) – The National Fish Habitat Board held nominations for the position of Board Chair at their Fall Board meeting in Hunt, TX. The meeting was hosted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area on Wednesday, October 17 & 18. Ed Schriever, Deputy Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game was unanimously elected to serve as Board Chair. Mr. Schriever was the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies appointed Board representative and has served on the Board since 2015. Mr. Schriever replaces Tom Champeau, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who retired from state service in September 2018.
Mr. Schriever has worked for 36 years with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in several capacities. He currently serves in the role of Deputy Director, overseeing the operations of the agency. Prior to that, he was Fisheries Chief where he led the build-out of the fisheries habitat program in Idaho. He has worked in fisheries management for 19 years and spent six years in hatchery management at the beginning of his career.
Mr. Schriever is starting his second three-year appointment to the National Fish Habitat Board.
Mr. Schriever becomes the fourth Chair of the National Fish Habitat Board following John Cooper (SD), Kelly Hepler (AK/SD), and Tom Champeau (FL).
Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, who served as Acting Chair after Mr. Champeau’ s retirement, was restored as Vice Chair of the Board.
The National Fish Habitat Board will meet in January, March, June, and October in 2019.
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Since 2006, the National Fish Habitat Partnership has supported 777 projects benefiting fish habitat in all 50 states. The partnership works to conserve fish habitat nationwide; leveraging federal, state, tribal, and private funding resources to achieve the greatest impact on fish populations through priority conservation projects of 20 regionally-based Fish Habitat Partnerships. For more information visit: