Chuck Brushwood, Omak, is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Colville Confederated Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife Department and has served in that role since 2009. Chuck provides policy support and recommendations to the Department Director and key staff in matters relating to fish and wildlife management, harvest, and jurisdiction with a particular focus on the federal Endangered Species Act and salmon and steelhead recovery.
Chuck moved from West Virginia to the Methow Valley in 1991 for a summer job with the U.S. Forest Service and decided to make north central Washington his home. He currently serves on the Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board and Icicle Work Group and previously served as the Board Chair of the Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group.
Chuck earned a Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Sustainable Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law from the Willamette University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Ecology from the Evergreen State College. In his free time Chuck enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and river running.