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Squaxin Island Tribe member re-elected to commission

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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Olympia resident James Peters has been reelected to chair the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC).

The WSCC is an independent state agency that works with conservation districts to help landowners protect and restore natural resources using incentive-based practices.

Peters was appointed to the commission by Gov. Gary Locke in 1998, and Gov. Jay Inslee recently extended his appointment through June 2015. Peters is a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe and served on the tribal council for more than six years as well as the Inter-Tribal Court Board. He is the Habitat Policy Analyst for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

WSCC commissioners are part of a 10-member board that sets policies for the operation of Washington's conservation districts; facilitates resource conservation programs and activities; and coordinates programs across conservation district boundaries.

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Original Publication Date: December 19, 2013

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