Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Upper Snake Basin Advisory Group (BAG)

The Upper Snake Basin Advisory Group consists of members appointed by the director to represent stakeholder groups from 19 counties of southern Idaho. The BAG meets as necessary to advise DEQ on surface water issues and prioritize water quality 319 non-point source projects throughout the region.

Next Scheduled Meeting Date

BAG Tour
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
DEQ Idaho Falls Regional Office
900 N. Skyline Drive, Suite B , Idaho Falls

BAG Members

Interest Represented
BAG Member
Environment
Matt Woodard, Chairman
Agriculture
Brian Olmstead, Vice Chairman
Representative at Large
Roger Blew
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Hunter Osborne
Livestock
Richard Savage
Non-Municipal Permittee
Gary Marquardt
Recreation
Justin Hays
Hydropower
Ralph Myers
Local Government
Greg Shenton
Mining
Burl Ackerman
Forestry
Laurie Stone

Previous Meetings

Date
Materials
February 8, 2017
Agenda | Minutes (pending approval)
October 5, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
June 8, 2016 - BAG Tour
Agenda | Minutes
January 20, 2016
Agenda | Minutes
January 12, 2016 - Water Body Assessment Guidance
Agenda
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 7, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
July 16, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
April 1, 2015
Agenda | Minutes
October 1, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
June 18, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
April 2, 2014
Agenda | Minutes
October 2, 2013
Agenda | Minutes
April 3, 2013
Agenda | Minutes
October 3, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
April 4, 2012
Agenda | Minutes
October 5, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
April 6, 2011
Agenda | Minutes
October 19, 2010
Agenda | Minutes
November 4, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
September 16, 2009
Agenda | BAG Tour
July 8, 2009
Agenda | Minutes
April 1, 2009
Agenda | Minutes

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Staff Contacts

Water Quality Manager
Dr. Balthasar Buhidar
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190
balthasar.buhidar@deq.idaho.gov

TMDL Implementation Coordinator
Shell Howard
DEQ Twin Falls Regional Office
650 Addison Avenue West, Suite 110
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2190

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