The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Straub on its five-member board.

Marc Straub, Orondo, is a Douglas County Commissioner elected in 2018. For the last 16 years he has served as CEO for Building North Central Washington, a non-profit trade association. His previous experience includes small business ownership and management.

He and his wife Juli have been married for 30 years and raised their four children on land a few miles south of the Beebe Bridge, where Juli’s father and grandfather farmed since the early 1940’s. Marc studied business finance and economics at Central Washington University, and, in his free time, enjoys camping, fishing, hunting and hiking. Their oldest daughter is a communications manager; their youngest daughter is a second-grade teacher; their oldest son recently earned his fisheries & aquaculture degree and their youngest son is serving in the United States Marine Corps.

The UCSRB Board of Directors is comprised of three county commissioners from Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties, and one representative each from the Yakama Nation and the Colville Confederated Tribes. The UCSRB was founded in 1999 following the listing of 3 iconic species under the Federal Endangered Species Act – spring Chinook (endangered), steelhead (threatened), and bull trout (threatened). The mission of the UCSRB is to restore viable and sustainable populations of salmon, steelhead, and other at-risk species through the collaborative, economically sensitive efforts, combined resources, and wise resource management of the Upper Columbia region.