Idaho Fish and Game Director Stephen P. Mealey recently put his top
fisheries biologists under a gag order on salmon recovery issues and directed
his information chief to submit press releases to the governor’s office
prior to public release.
That has critics suggesting the department has become politicized.
The director vigorously denied the policies are a sign his department
is succumbing to politics. "Some folks are tying to make it a question
of politicization of the …