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.
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.
Represents forest and timber products on the council and was the lead forester for Jeld-Wen.
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.
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.
The councilís education representative. He formerly worked for Klamath County Oregon State University Extension office. He was not present at Thursday nightís meeting.
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.
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.
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.
Rajnus is the councilís hydrology representative. The Poe Valley irrigator signed the letter to the commissioners that called for reopening water negotiations.