March 5, 2012
ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Rogue SMU Fall Chinook Conservation Plan advisory committee meets Monday, March 12 at Southwestern Oregon Community College Curry Campus (Room 109), 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings. The meeting runs 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with time for public comment at the end of the meeting.
ODFW and committee members will craft joint statements of desired and conservation status. Individual committee members will voice their preferred management alternatives that will be presented to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The conservation plan covers populations of native fall chinook salmon in Oregon streams between Euchre Creek and the California border and the Rogue River Basin. Guided by ODFW’s Native Fish Conservation Policy, the plan will identify desired and conservation status and describe management strategies to reach these goals.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.