SALEM, Ore. — Ronald Borisch of Keizer and Barry DelCurto of Halfway were appointed to four-year terms as landowner representatives on ODFW’s Access and Habitat Board by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 6 in Salem.
The A&H Board advises the Commission on awarding grants that improve wildlife habitat and hunting access to private lands throughout the state. The A&H Program is funded by a $2 surcharge on hunting licenses and the annual auction and raffle sales of big game hunting tags.
A resident of Keizer, Ronald Borisch is assistant tree farm manager for Longview Fibre’s Silver Falls Tree Farm. He is a member of the Linn Forest Protection Association board of directors and has been involved in a number of A&H projects that have provided public hunting access to industrial timberlands.
Barry DelCurto is a life-long rancher who lives in Halfway. He is a member of the A&H Program’s Northeast Regional Advisory Council and is on the Pine Valley Rural Fire Department board of directors. He has also participated in A&H projects to improve wildlife habitat on his property.
Borisch and DelCurto will replace Theo ‘Tic’ Moore of Baker City and Ward Armstrong of Salem, whose terms expire at the end of 2007.
Other members of the A&H Board include hunter representatives Duane Bernard of Ranier, Reinard Okeson of Hillsboro and Cove resident Steve McClellan; landowner representative Robert Jaeger, of Condon; and public representative Tally Patton of Eugene.
For information on the A&H Program call program coordinator Matt Keenan at 503-947-6087 or visit the website at www.dfw.state.or.us/AH/