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Restoration and Enhancement

The R&E Board

The Fish and Wildlife Commission appoints the seven-member Restoration and Enhancement Board to study potential projects and make recommendations for project funding. The R&E Board consists of citizens from around the state that represent the commercial fishing industry (3 positions), sports interests (3 positions) and one position that represents the public.

The R&E Board recommends a balance between restoration and enhancement type projects as well as ensures recommended projects benefit sport and commercial fisheries. As part of the review process, the Board holds public meetings at least every 120 days throughout the state seeking public comment on projects being proposed. Projects recommended by the R&E Board will be forwarded to the Commission for review and final approval.

Bob Bumstead

Bob Bumstead
Recreational Fisheries

Second term expires December 31, 2017.

Eugene resident Bob Bumstead represents Recreational Fisheries. A retired schoolteacher and university professor, he has been a partner with the McKenzie Watershed Council for the past 15 years. He is a member of the Eugene Salmon Watch Steering Committee and the ODFW Inland Sport Advisory Council, as well as volunteering regularly on many ODFW fisheries projects. In addition, he is the scholarship chair of the Asian American Foundation of Oregon.

Jack Glass

Jack Glass
Recreational Fisheries

Second term expires August 31, 2015.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING – Apply by March 27, 2015

A full-time, second-generation fishing guide since 1985, Jack Glass, of Troutdale, is a Recreational Fisheries representative. He has been a member of numerous ODFW working groups involved with managing and enhancing Oregon’s fisheries and has traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent Columbia River fishing issues. He belongs to five fishing organizations and is a member of the Oregon State Marine Board Guide Advisory Committee.

 

Recreational Fisheries

Recruitment Closed – to be appointed 12/5/2014

John Alto

John Alto
Commercial Troll Fisheries

First term expires August 31, 2015.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING – Apply by March 27, 2015

John Alto is third-generation salmon troller who represents Commercial Troll Fisheries. He lives in Sherwood. A troller since 1987, he owned and operated the commercial dory F/V Fishtale for 12 years and currently owns and operates the wood salmon/albacore troller F/V Tyee. He has gillnet fished in Alaska and on the Columbia River, as well as serving on the Commercial Salmon Troll Permit Board for 12 years.

 

Gillnet Fisheries

Recruitment Closed – to be appointed 12/5/2014

Dixie Boley

Dixie Boley
Fish Processing Industry

Second term expires August 31, 2015.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING – Apply by March 27, 2015

Dixie Boley is a retired second grade teacher who lives in Gold Beach and is a Fish Processing Industry representative. She and her husband fished commercially, and owned and operated the F/V Frances from 1975 to 2008. She opened Fishermen Direct Seafood, a retail-processing-wholesale fish market in Gold Beach in 1998. She is a lifetime member of the Curry Fishermen’s Association, a member of the Nearshore Commercial Rockfish Advisory Committee and a member of the Slow Foods movement.

Greg Silbernagel

Greg Silbernagel
Public-at-Large

First term expires December 31, 2016.

Greg Silbernagel, Public at Large Representative, resides in Pendleton and is the District 5 Watermaster for the Oregon Water Resources Department. He is the former Executive Director of the Umatilla Basin Watershed Council and spent four years working with federal, state, local and tribal governments to restore fisheries in the Umatilla Basin. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Commercial Recreation Management and has worked for outfitters in Alaska and Oregon. His first term expires December 31, 2016.


 

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