Boise, ID (STL.News) Governor Brad Little announced Mike Edmondson will take over as administrator of the Governor’s Office of Species Conservation (OSC).
“Mike Edmondson has a long history of working with landowners and industry to ensure that Idaho works to conserve and recover species while our economy remains vibrant. He has a proven track record in natural resource policy, and he was instrumental in leading my Salmon Workgroup. I am confident he will carry over that leadership and collaborative spirit into his new role as OSC administrator,” Governor Little said.
Residing under the Office of the Governor, OSC provides coordination on all Endangered Species Act issues among state agencies and acts as a policy, technical, and legal resource for the state, industry, and Idaho citizens.
Edmondson has worked at OSC for 14 years, serving as interim administrator, program manager, and aquatic species manager and policy advisor. Edmondson also worked for 14 years at the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in surface water quality. Edmondson is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo where he earned a degree in Ecology and Systematic Biology. He and his wife have lived in Boise since 1993 and have three daughters.