Rob Lothrop joined the Washington Water Trust as a member of the Board in 2021. Rob manages the Policy Development and Litigation Support Department at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, where he has worked since 1981.
The Commission was established by the Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce Indian tribes in 1977. The Commission assists these tribes with gravel-to-gravel management of the Columbia Basin’s salmon resources. The Commission’s Policy Department deals with international fisheries, coordination with state and federal fishery agencies in the Columbia Basin, FERC proceedings, water quality certifications and mitigation of federal hydroelectric project impacts.
In 2004, Rob received Lewis and Clark Law School’s Distinguished Environmental Graduate award. Rob has a BA in Biology from Cornell College, a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and is a member of the Oregon State Bar.