March 08, 2005

Crapo Hires New Subcommittee Staff Director

Governorâ??s Species Conservation staffer to join Crapo D.C. staff

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has hired Greg Schildwachter as the staff director on the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water. Schildwachter will begin his duties on July 23rd and will be based out of Washington, D.C.â??Greg and I share many goals regarding the issues that the EPW subcommittee handles, and he will be the point person on salmon recovery, endangered species reform and related issues,â?? Crapo said. â??His professional background is remarkable, having worked as a trained professional wildlife biologist. He is an experienced policy expert who is deeply committed to conservation results through collaboration, and I look forward to working with him to help make federal conservation and species protection programs as effective as possible.â??Schildwachter most recently worked as a policy advisor in the Idaho Governorâ??s Office of Species Conservation. He worked on state policies for wolf management as well as species conservation and salmon and bull trout recovery issues. He also serves on several conservation related committees and boards, including the Fish Passage Center Oversight Committee (Northwest Power Planning Council); the National Environmental Conflict Resolution Advisory Committee; and the Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Project Advisory Board. Previously, Schildwachter worked with the Intermountain Forest Association.He holds a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Montana (1997), a Masterâ??s of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee (1994), and B.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia (1989).# # #