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ODFW accomplishes its mission through its fish and wildlife divisions and regional offices. Staff in these divisions and in the regional and field offices are supported by administrative divisions which include information and education, human resources, information systems, and administrative services. Oregon State Police plays a key role in the mission through enforcement of fish and wildlife regulations. The seven - member Fish and Wildlife Commission, appointed by the Governor, hires the agency director, sets policy, and adopts administrative rules. The director oversees agency administration and the day-to-day operations of the agency.

For the 2013 - 15 biennium, ODFW staffs 25 district and field offices to provide customer service, operates 33 hatchery facilities and 15 fish - rearing facilities , and manages 16 wildlife areas with 1,2 62 full - time equivalent employees (FTEs).

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife receives funding from several sources. A third of ODFW’s revenue comes from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. Another third comes from the federal government – much of it tied to the sale of hunting and fishing equipment. The rest of the department funding comes from a variety of sources. Most of that funding can be used only for specific purposes spelled out in grants, contracts or statute. Although ODFW manages fish and wildlife for all Oregonians, only about six percent of ODFW’s revenue comes from Oregon’s general tax dollars and the lottery combined.

Note: The Governor’s Balanced Budget for 2015-17, which includes ODFW’s budget proposal and fee package, will be presented to the Legislature to be considered in the 2015 legislative session beginning in February 2015.  Details on the proposed 2015-17 ODFW budget can be found here.

2013-15 Projected Revenues
$361.2 million Total Funds


2013-15 Projected Expenditures
$336.1 million Total Funds


2013-15 Projected Expenditures by Category
$336.1 million Total Funds

Expenditures by Category

2015-17 Budget Information

2013-15 Budget Development Materials

Prior Biennium Budget Documents


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