Every year, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Restoration and Enhancement Program gives $2 million to $3 million to fishery projects that benefit sport and commercial fisheries. The projects aim for a balance of both restoration and enhancement, to continually improve our state’s fishing grounds.
The program’ board studies proposed projects, listens to public comment on them, and makes recommendations for funding to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
One of the people helping to make these important project recommendations could be you.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applicants for one of the board’s sport fishing positions. The seven member Board is made up of three representatives of sport fishing, three representatives of commercial fishing and one representative of the public-at-large.
These are important volunteer positions, helping to shape restoration and enhancement efforts around the state, and using fees collected through surcharges on angling licenses, gillnet and troll permits, and salmon and steelhead landings.
Applicants for the sport fishing representative should be able to represent the sport anglers of Oregon and have previously been Involved with local fishing groups, fish culture, water conservation, habitat restoration or similar fish or fisheries management efforts. Previous experience with boards or commissions and knowledge of the diverse fish species and fisheries across Oregon is requested.
Board members are appointed to four-year terms. The successful candidate will begin their term January 1, 2018
Applications are due by July 30, 2017. For more detailed information on the position, visithttp://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/RE/board.asp or contact Kevin Herkamp at (503) 947-6232 or Kevin.Herkamp@state.or.us