Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Restoration & Enhancement program has improved fish and fishing throughout Oregon since it began in 1989.
When fishing licenses are purchased in Oregon, a portion is dedicated to R&E. An advisory board makes recommendations on funding each year, allocating $2 to $3 million annually to projects that benefit sport and commercial fisheries.
This includes habitat restoration, fish stocking, removal of invasive species, monitoring programs, hatchery repairs, and new docks and ramps throughout the state.
In 29 years, R&E funds have paid for $50 million in fisheries projects.
Learn – and see – more in this R&E video: