SALEM, Ore. – The Cervid Rule Advisory Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 14 in Salem to review and finalize its recommended changes to the rules associated with elk ranching in Oregon.
The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at ODFW Headquarters, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem. Members of the public are welcome to attend the entire meeting. An opportunity for public comment is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
The advisory group was formed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission at its February 2007 meeting for the purpose of reviewing elk ranching rules and recommending potential rule revisions to ODFW staff. The 18-member group includes representatives from the elk ranching industry, Oregon Hunters Association, MAD-Elk Coalition, Oregon Wild, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Oregon Farm Bureau.
Under the rule revision process established by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, ODFW staff will use the group’s recommendations to propose rule revisions for public consideration.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations need to call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
For more information contact Michelle Dennehy at (503) 947-6022.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.