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Bear River Basin Advisory Group (BAG)

The Bear River BAG consists of 11 members appointed by DEQ's director to represent stakeholder groups from four counties of southeastern Idaho. The BAG meets as necessary to advise DEQ on surface water issues throughout the region.

Bear River BAG seeks new members

The BAG is currently looking for livestock, forest products/timber, environment, and nonmunicipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permittee representatives. Persons interested in serving on the BAG should contact Lynn Van Every in DEQ's Pocatello Regional Office by February 12, 2018, at (208) 236-6160 or Learn more.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date


BAG Members

Interest Represented
BAG Member
Dallan Nalder, Chairman
Eulalie Langford
Bob Jensen
Mark Stenberg
Gale Moser
Local Government
Terry Larson
Mitch Hart
Non-Municipal NPDES
Rep at Large
Mitch Poulsen
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Hunter Osbourne
Water-Based Recreation
David Cottle

Previous Meetings

January 12, 2016 - Water Body Assessment Guidance
Water Body Assessment Guidance, 3rd Edition (DEQ presentation)
Meeting Announcement and Information
Water Body Assessment Guidance
Water Body Assessment Guidance Summary of Changes
Biological Assessment Frameworks and Index Development for Rivers and Streams in Idaho
October 23, 2012
Oneida SWCD Wide Hollow Project (Presentation)
Bear Lake SWCD PBJ Diversion (Presentation)
Bear River Tri-State Water Quality Monitoring 2006-2011 Data Summary
Bear River Hydroelectric (Presentation)
November 12, 2009
Bear River TMDL Addendum Tributary Analysis & Wasteload Allocations (Presentation)
The Fish Haven Creek Project (Presentation)
Bear Lake & Franklin Soil & Water Conservation Districts Working Together (Presentation)
Cove Decommissioning (Presentation)
Whiskey Creek (Presentation)
Central Farmers-Georgetown Canyon Fertilizer Facility Remedial Action Plan Implementation (Presentation)
July 9, 2009
Bloomington and Paris Creeks Irrigation Structures (Presentation)
Bear River TMDL Municipal WLA Update Graphs (Presentation)
Daniels Non-Point Sediment Reduction Project (Presentation)
Trout Creek AFO Project (Presentation)

Upper Bear River Streambank Stabilization Project-Cal Price (Presentation)

May 7, 2009
Bear Lake Regional Commission 319 Progress Report (Presentation)
Bear River TMDL Addendum (Presentation)
Soil Conservation Commission 319 Progress Report (Presentation)

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Staff Contacts

Water Quality Manager
Lynn Van Every
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 236-6160

More Information

Idaho Code Title 39-3613: Creation of Basin Advisory Groups

Idaho Code Title 39-3614: Duties of the Basin Advisory Group

Related Pages

Basin Advisory Groups

Bear River Basin/Malad River Subbasin