ALSEA, Ore — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee will meet April 2 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the conference room of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 E. Fall Creek Road, Alsea.
The agenda includes a presentation on stream insect studies, Clackamas River steelhead studies and genetic analysis of steelhead samples. Other topics include reports on chinook spawning results; a report on completed, active and proposed research projects; and other business relating to the operations of the OHRC.
The OHRC Advisory Committee advises Dr. David Noakes, senior scientist, on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC. The Committee consists of 15 members who represent the following interests: federal government, local government, conservation, sport fishing, commercial fishing, tribal, resource producers (agriculture, timber, and gravel), watershed councils, education, the public-at-large and science-at-large.
The OHRC is a cooperative research project between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University. The OHRC’s mission is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild fish and devise ways to reduce and manage the differences so that hatcheries can be used responsibly in the conservation and use of Oregon’s native fish.
The meeting is open to the public and an opportunity for public comment is scheduled. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials at all ODFW public meetings. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information about the OHRC visit ODFW’s website www.dfw.state.or.us/OHRC/ or contact Ryan Couture, Facility Manager at 541-487-5510.
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.