Phone: (208) 843-7368 ext. 3903
Ken is the Water Quality Program Coordinator for the Nez Perce Tribe. He is responsible for overseeing the Surface Water Quality Program, the Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program, and the Wetlands Program. These three programs are closely linked, with the water quality and habitat data collected and analyzed by the Water Quality and Wetlands Programs being used to help determine where degradation of water quality is occurring, so that the NPS Management Program can target those areas and implement best management practices to improve water quality.
Before joining the Tribe, he spent nine years as a water quality analyst for the Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts (IASCD), developing and implementing water quality monitoring projects throughout north-central Idaho. Before that he worked for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, conducting riparian surveys. Ken has a Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Idaho, with an emphasis in Water Resources Management. He also received his B.S. from the University of Idaho in Environmental Science.