Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem


The committee will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Commission Room at the ODFW headquarters located at 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE in Salem to review 11 project proposals. The agenda also includes presentations on program administration, and the Integrated Water Resource Strategy. The meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity for public comment.

On Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the board will visit the Alsea Hatchery, several boat ramps and the Oregon Hatchery Research Center. Members of the public may accompany the group during the tour but must provide their own transportation. For additional information on the field trip, contact STEP Program staff at (503) 947-6211.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Created by the Oregon Legislature in 1989, the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program is funded by a surcharge on sport and commercial fishing licenses and commercial poundage fees. The program’s seven-member citizen board reviews fish restoration and enhancement project proposals for salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon fishing habitat and makes funding recommendations to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

For more information on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program, Northwest sturgeon fishing guides or to view information regarding current R and E Program applications, visit contact program coordinator Kevin Herkamp at (503) 947-6232.



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