Salmon Recovery Group
ASOTIN -- County commissioners will discuss an agreement that would formalize Asotin County's involvement with a salmon conservation group.
Asotin County is part of the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board, which includes Garfield County, Columbia County, and parts of Walla Walla and Whitman counties. It also includes the Nez Perce and Umatilla tribes.
The board negotiates stream flows and other approaches to aid salmon recovery.
"We're trying to come up with a way to save the salmon and save some jobs," said Commissioner Don Scheibe.
The 21-member board has been holding informal meetings in Dayton, Wash., for more than a year and the agreement would merge the group into a legal entity, Scheibe said.
Scheibe and Jay Holzmiller hold two of Asotin County's three positions on the board. The third position is vacant.
In other county business, commissioners will review Liberty West, a 65-lot subdivision located between Libby and Chestnut streets, west of 15th. The subdivision is up for final action and county planners recommended approval.
Commissioners also will introduce Amber Britton, the new aquatics center facility manager, and will hold a teleconference with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management regarding revisions to the county's grazing regulations.
The meeting starts 7 p.m. Tuesday at the courthouse annex in Asotin.
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