Michele Culver
Regional Director

360-249-1229 Fax

For more information,
hard copies of documents,
or to get involved
please contact:

Heather Reed
Coastal Policy Coordinator

360-249-1229 fax

Jessi Doerpinghaus
Coastal Marine Policy Analyst


Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way N
Olympia WA 98501-1091


Wahkium County MRC

Coastal MRCs
Wahkiakum County

Mission: The Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee’s mission is to address local marine issues; recommend remedial actions to local, state, tribal, and federal authorities; and build local awareness of the issues and support for remedies consistent with the interim “Benchmarks of Performance” as adopted by the Coastal MRC Work Group on January 7, 2009.

Priority Actions for 2016:

  • Continuing MRC representation and participation in the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council (WCMAC).
  • Work with agencies to meet their monitoring and restoration goals while providing  important workforce skill development
  • Continue to provide seafood preservation training to the public with trained WSU Food safety volunteers
  • Grow opportunities for local students to experience hands-on marine education
  • Continue to provide support and funding for riparian enhancement projects

For more information, contact the MRC’s coordinator Carrie Backman.

Carrie Backman
WSU Wahkiakum County Extension, Director
25 River Street, Ste E (lower level)
PO Box 278
Cathlamet, WA 98612

Ph: 360-795-3278

NAME Organization Representation
Dale Jacobson Mayor, Town of Cathlamet Local Government
VACANT Wahkiakum Port Dist. #1 Local Government
Lee Tischer
Wahkiakum Port Dist. #2 Local Government
Carol Ervest Local Resident  
Tyler Gorley Local Resident  
Mike Passmore   Scientific Interest/Expert
VACANT   Scientific Interest/Expert
Terry Ostling Local Resident Economic Interest
Mike Backman Local Resident Economic Interest
Bradlee "Sol" Mertz   Economic Interest
VACANT   Recreational Interest
Jim Culbertson
Local Resident  
Jeff Rooklidge Wahkiakum School Dist. Environmental & Conservation Interest

Signed resolution establishing a Marine Resource Committee [PDF]

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