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Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG)

Established in 1998, the Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG) is a cooperative, bipartisan program comprised of state legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Through collaborative efforts, members can exchange information and identify solutions to address the challenges and opportunities along the Columbia and Snake River basins.  

Voting members are appointed by state leaders in each state and meet annually. LCRG meetings are open to non-voting members and legislative staff interested in attending.

For more information on the LCRG, please contact Jackie Tinetti, Policy Analyst.

Committee Leadership
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Senator Bill Hansell

Oregon

CSG West Vice Chair, LCRG Chair

Senator Hansell is serving in his third term in the Oregon state legislature representing District 29, which encompasses…

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Committee Roster

Idaho

  • Senator Lee Heider
  • Senator Jim Patrick (non-voting member)
  • Senator Michelle Stennett
  • Representative Laurie Lickley
  • Representative Charlie Shepherd (non-voting member)
  • Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy (non-voting member)
  • Representative Sally Toone

Montana

  • Senator Edie McClafferty
  • Senator Mark Sweeney
  • Representative Jim Keane
  • Representative Scot Kerns

Oregon

  • Senator Chris Gorsek
  • Senator Bill Hansell
  • Representative Daniel Bonham

Washington

  • Senator Jim Honeyford
  • Senator Jesse Salomon
  • Representative Bruce Chandler
  • Representative Sharon Wylie
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Past Events
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74th CSG West Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for the 74th CSG West Annual Meeting to be hosted September 28 – October 1,…

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The Legislative Council on River Governance Annual Meeting

The LCRG brings together legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington annually to review and discuss the issues…

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSG West hosted a first of its kind virtual Annual…

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News & Updates
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Under the leadership of Oregon Senator Bill Hansell, chair of the Legislative Council on…

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Commissioner Mitchell Statement on Lake Powell Elevation 3525′

March 16, 2021 (Denver, CO) – As of March 15, Lake Powell, a major reservoir that feeds water to…

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