With the departure of Ken Casavant of Washington State, the Northwest
Power Planning Council lost the last member who voted for its controversial
1994 Fish and Wildlife Program, which is intended to guide Council and
regional fish and wildlife policies in the Columbia River Basin.
Casavant, who took office in 1994, attended his last meeting on June
30 in Helena. He was replaced by Tom Karier of Spokane, appointed by Gov.
Gary Locke after Casavant announced his resignation earlier …