September 13, 2012
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Newport on Friday, Sept. 21.
The committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites located at 45 SE 32nd St. in Newport. The agenda is available at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/STAC.asp and includes reports on STEP activities and projects, program updates and review of mini-grant applications. The meeting is open to the public.
On Saturday, Sept. 22 the Advisory Committee will tour sites in the Newport area. Members of the public may join the tour but must provide their own transportation. If you are interested in the tour please refer to the agenda or contact staff for more information.
The Oregon Legislature created STEP in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout. The STEP Advisory Committee makes recommendations to ODFW and the Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues regarding its programs. The committee’s 13 members are appointed by the Governor and represent all areas of Oregon.
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.
For more information on the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program visit the ODFW Web site at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/ or call program staff at (503) 947-6211.