ODFW R&E Board position open

ODFW R&E ProgramEvery 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 the board’s public-at-large position. The position is one of seven, with the others divided evenly between the commercial and sports fishing interests.

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 public-at-large representative should be involved with 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.

Applications are due by Aug. 14. For more detailed information on the position, visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/RE/board.asp or contact Kevin Herkamp at (503) 947-6232 or Kevin.Herkamp@state.or.us

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