Ige Reappoints Buck to Water Commission

August 29, 2019, 10:07 AM HST · Updated August 29, 10:07 AM

Gov. David Ige has reappointed Michael G. Buck to serve as a member of the Commission on Water Resource Management. 

Buck’s appointment is effective immediately, and, if approved by the Senate, will end in 2023.

He has served on the commission since 2014.

Buck has also held various leadership roles during the past 40 years, with more than 25 years of experience with the Department of Land and Natural Resources. 


In addition to serving as the administrator for the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife for 15 years, Buck also held positions as a coordinator for the Natural Area Reserves system and as a resource survey forester.

Buck also drafted and led multi-constituent support for the passage of major federal and state legislation, such as the Hawai‘i Tropical Forest Recovery Act, Endangered Species Recovery Act, and the Invasive Species Council. 

“I am honored that the governor has reappointed me to the water commission,” Buck said. 

“Hawai‘i’s water laws and its forested watersheds protect our public trust and our freshwater. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Commissioners to facilitate further progress in these areas.”

Buck’s reappointment is subject to Senate confirmation.



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