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Bear River Basin Advisory Group seeks new members

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

POCATELLO — Interested in helping improve water quality in southeast Idaho? Consider joining the Bear River Basin Advisory Group (BAG).

The Bear River BAG is a group of 10 citizens who advise the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on water quality objectives in southeast Idaho. The Bear River basin encompasses 7,500 square miles of mountain and valley lands in southeastern Idaho, northeastern Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. About 2,700 square miles are in Idaho.

BAG members are appointed by the DEQ director. State law requires that they represent a cross-section of interests in the basin, such as agriculture, forestry, municipalities, industry, recreation, tribes, environmental interests, and the general public. The BAG is currently looking for livestock, forest products/timber, environment, and nonmunicipal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permittee representatives.

The BAG meets periodically throughout the year. Members are unpaid but are reimbursed for travel expenses.

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

Media Contact

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

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