BAKER CITY, Ore. — The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Access and Habitat Board on Tuesday, July 22 in the Queen City Room, Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St, Baker City. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to adjourn at 1:30 p.m.
A field trip to view local projects funded by the A&H Program is scheduled for Monday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the public may accompany the group using their own transportation. Meet at the Geiser Grand Hotel lobby no later than 8 a.m. to join the tour.
The A&H Program funds projects that provide hunter access or improve wildlife habitat on private land in Oregon. The program is funded by a $2 surcharge on hunting licenses.
The meeting agenda includes updates on the program budget and Landowner Preference Program, regional advisory council appointments, 2009 auction tag sponsorship approval and other program business.
An opportunity for public comment will be provided at 11:15 a.m. A teleconference line is also available for members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting, but who cannot attend in person. Contact Matt Keenan at 503-947-6087 for teleconference phone number and access code.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
For additional information on attending the meeting or field trip call program staff at 503-947-6087. More information about the A&H Program may be found on the Web at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/lands/AH/