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Fish Screening Task Force

2017 Meetings

  • March 16

2016 Meetings

  • January 28 in Salem
  • June 9-10 in Klamath Falls
  • September 29 in Salem

The ODFW Fish Screening Task Force was formed in 1991 (ORS 496.085) to advise the Department on screening program development, funding, monitoring, technology, reporting, and project prioritization. This seven person public body is composed of three members representing agriculture, three representing fishing/fish conservation, and one representing the public at large. This group provides the public a great opportunity to shape how the screen program operates. The task force meets quarterly throughout the state. Members are appointed by the ODFW Commission and may serve up to three consecutive two year terms. Current Task Force members and their terms are:





Barry DelCurto Halfway Agriculture April 2015

Douglas Markle


Fishing or Fish Conservation

January 2014

Nathaniel Olken


Fishing or Fish Conservation

April 2015

Les Perkins



January 2014

Tony Stroda



February 2011

Theodore Taylor La Grande Fishing or Fish Conservation April 2015
Marc Thalacker Terrebonne


September 2016

BARRY DELCURTO, Agriculture Representative

Barry is a rancher in Halfway, Oregon and raises cattle. He has previous experience working with ODFW on the Access and Habitat Board.

DOUGLAS MARKLE, Fishing or Fish Conservation

Doug is an Emeritus Professor of Fisheries at Oregon State University with 43 years of experience in fish ecology and systematics. This includes 28 years of research on native Oregon fishes and five years of research on fish screens in the Klamath Basin.

NATHANIEL OLKEN, Fishing or Fish Conservation

Nathaniel is an engineer that works on large fish screening projects nationwide, largely at hydro facilities. He is also an avid kayak angler and promotes kayak fishing in Oregon.

LES PERKINS, Public-at-large Representative

Les is the Manager of Farmers Irrigation District. Until recently, Les served as the Development Director for Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA), where he worked on fish screening and passage projects in Oregon and several other western states. Les is also a Hood River County Commissioner where he focuses on natural resource policies and issues, especially those involving water resources.

THEODORE TAYLOR, Fishing or Fish Conservation

Ted serves on the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Board which develops policies to enhance habitat for native fish in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha watersheds.  Ted is a retired federal worker that had worked with Department of Energy on environmental restoration projects.

TONY STRODA, Agricultural Representative

Tony is a fourth generation farmer along the Long Tom River. He gained experience with pump screens while installing a screen on the intake that irrigates his farm. Tony is also a member of the Junction City Water Control District and served on the Long Tom Watershed Council.

MARC THALACKER, Agricultural Representative

Marc is the Manager of Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) and is a Board Member of the Oregon Water Resources Congress and the Family Farm Alliance.  He has worked to modernize TSID infrastructure reducing the amount of water needed to sustain irrigated agriculture while conserving instream water enhancing habitat for fish and wildlife.


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