ROSEBURG, Ore. – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will present the 2009 Diamond Lake Management Plan to the public at April meetings in Roseburg, Central Point and Eugene. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.
All meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Following are meeting dates and locations:
April 8, Central Point: ODFW office conference room, 1495 East Gregory Road.
April 9, Roseburg: ODFW office large conference room, 4192 N. Umpqua Highway.
April 22, Eugene: EWEB North Headquarters Building*, Training Center, 500 E. 4th Avenue.
A revised plan was called for in the 2004 Diamond Lake Restoration Project Final Environmental Impact Statement. This plan sets broad management guidelines and returns Diamond Lake to a Basic Yield hatchery trout fishery. A Basic Yield program primarily uses fingerlings to produce trout, is generally a consumptive fishery, and strives to maintain or enhance the productive capacity of the water.
“Our emphasis is on providing an excellent family fishery while maintaining water quality, which was the ultimate goal of the 2006 rotenone treatment,” said Laura Jackson, Umpqua District Fish Biologist. “We’ve been very pleased with how the lake has recovered over the last two years. This is the type of lake everyone wants: clean water and great fishing.”
Once reviewed by the public, ODFW staff will present the draft plan to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on May 15 and ask the Commission to adopt the plan at their Aug. 7 meeting.
*Please note that EWEB furnishes public meeting rooms as a community service and does not sponsor or endorse activities or groups using EWEB’s public facilities.