The Tapash Executive Team is composed of one representative from each of the five Tapash MOU signatory agencies/organizations. We recognize that in addition to the 5 signatories to the MOU, there is a highly diverse variety of stakeholders and partners such as user groups, project-level working groups, other landowners, other agencies, politicians and policymakers. We seek to engage them at the project level. This wider audience can be defined as the Tapash “full membership.”
Scott McCorquodale, WDFW Regional Wildlife Program Manager
The WA Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) serves WA’s citizens by protecting, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats, while providing sustainable and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities.
Darcy Batura, TNC Eastern Washington Partnership Coordinator
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Erick Walker, US Forest Service Deputy Forest Supervisor
The Okanogan-Wenachee National Forest encompasses more than 4-million acres in Washington state. Forest resources provide significant public benefits in water, forage, wildlife, habitat, wood, recreation, and minerals.
Larry Leach, DNR Assistant Regional Manager
DNR protects and manages 5.6 million acres of state-owned land that you, the people of Washington, own. Much of this land (3 million acres) is state trust land that provides revenue to help pay for construction of public schools, universities, and other state institutions, and funds services in many counties. DNR also manages these lands to provide fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, and public access.
Phil Rigdon, Yakama Director of Natural Resources
(509) 865-5121 ext. 4655
Located in south central Washington, a United States Indian reservation of the federally recognized tribe, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation is made up of Klikitat, Palus, Wallawalla, Wanapam, Wenatchi, Wishram, and Yakama people. The reservation covers 2,185.94 square miles (5,661.56 km²) with the eastern portion of Mount Adams lying within this territory.