Friday, Jan. 31, noon at the Iron Horse, 407 E. Sherman Ave., our guest speaker is Phil Cernera, the Director of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Lake Management Department.
After receiving a BS in Aquatic Wildlife at the University of Idaho in 1982, Mr. Phillip Cernera started his formal career as a Fisheries Scientist working on Russian and Japanese fishing boats in the Bering Sea. After that he started working in Indian country and never looked back; first as Fisheries Scientist for the Shoshone Bannocks Tribes conducting salmon research and habitat restoration in the Salmon River drainage, then as a private consultant working in the Clearwater and Clark Fork drainages. In 1992, Phillip took a job as Superfund Program Manager and Restoration Coordinator for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Now, some 28 years later, Mr. Cernera is currently the Director of the Tribe’s Lake Management Department.