Derek Van Marter

Derek Van Marter

Derek Van Marter

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Position or Title Associate Director

Professional Biography Derek Van Marter offers fifteen years of domestic and international experience in public involvement and impartial facilitation in natural resources, environmental management and public policy.  As the Associate Director at the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, he works as an impartial mediator/facilitator on a variety of issues related to implementation of a federal salmon and steelhead recovery plan.  He is available for third-party neutral work outside of his current duties.He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa from 1995-1998.  Working in a natural resource management program, he facilitated community projects in natural resources, soil restoration, watershed management, health/nutrition and sanitation.  As the team coordinator, he facilitated interaction between Niger Government officials and rural communities on various topics, and participated in implementing a new community-based training model that Peace Corps Niger has since adopted.

City Twisp

State Washington

Zip 98856

Phone 509-997-0379

Fax 509-997-0379

Small Business Not Specified

GSA Schedule Provider Not Specified

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network Not Specified

Total Cases Last 10 Years 15

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Cross-cultural IssuesUpper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatUpper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
FisheriesUpper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
Pesticides and/or Toxic SubstancesIdaho Water Quality Standards2004
Water QualityIdaho Water Quality Standards2004
Environmental Planning (e.g., NEPA, Forest plans, travel mgmt., resource mgmt.)Hanford Monument Federal Advisory Committee
Wildlife IssuesODFW Conservation Advisory Committee

Type of Public Decision

RulemakingEPA Federal Advisory Committee2007
Implementation/monitoring agreementsUpper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
PlanningHanford Monument Federal Advisory Committee

Case Size

Cases involving more than 60 participantsUpper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsEPA Federal Advisory Committee2007
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsIdaho Water Quality Standards2004

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

National or regionally significant casesEPA Federal Advisory Committee2007
Tribal governmentUpper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
Multi-jurisdictionalIdaho Water Quality Standards2004
InteragencyHanford Monument Federal Advisory Committee
StateODFW Conservation Advisory Committee

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)EPA Federal Advisory Committee2007
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsIdaho Water Quality Standards2004
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsHanford Monument Federal Advisory Committee
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery2007
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)ODFW Conservation Advisory Committee

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