The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
 » ODFW Home    » ODFW News Releases
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
News Releases
Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks mid-Willamette representative

June 18, 2012

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking qualified candidates to represent the mid-Willamette Valley on the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee.

The STEP program was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout.

Oregonians who  are involved with local fishing or STEP groups, have previous experience working with volunteers and/or in community service, or are involved in natural resource or angling education are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to travel at least four times per year.

The ideal candidate will be a resident of the mid-Willamette Valley which includes the communities of Salem, Dallas, Kings Valley, Corvallis, Junction City, Albany, Veneta, Eugene, Sweet Home, Lebanon, Mill City and Detroit.

The major stream basins in this area include Rickreall Creek, North Santiam River, South Santiam River, Calapooia River, Luckiamute River, Mary’s River, Long Tom River and middle section of the Willamette River from north of Eugene to Salem.

The successful candidate will start on or shortly after Sept.  1, 2012 and will serve a four-year term, with the possibility of re-appointment for a total term of eight years.

The Advisory Committee is comprised of 13 members representing all regions of Oregon. Members are appointed by the Governor and meet quarterly in various communities throughout the state to conduct STEP business and advise ODFW and the Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues regarding STEP. Committee members are volunteers; however, business-related expenses are reimbursed.

This recruitment will remain open until filled, though candidates are encouraged to apply by July 13, 2012.

For more application materials, visit and follow the link to “interest form.”  Information on STEP can be found at or by contacting Kevin Herkamp, ODFW Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Coordinator, at (503)947-6232 or




Kevin Herkamp (503) 947-6232

facebook twitter youtube rss feed

About Us | Fishing | Crabbing & Clamming | Big Game Hunting | Game Bird Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | Education | Workday Login

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | | File Formats | Employee Webmail | ODFW License Agents | Accessibility

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at:
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at:
Do you need this information in an alternative format or language? Contact 503-947-6000 or click here.

   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 06/18/2012 3:49 PM