Alsea, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University announced today that they are seeking a candidate for the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee. The committee meets quarterly, with meetings for 2009 scheduled on April 27, July 27, and October 26.
One Science-at-Large position is open with duties running June 2009 through June 2013. The length of the first term is four years. If reappointed, subsequent term(s) will be three years. Candidates must submit a letter of interest by May 29, 2009. The letter should specify why the applicant is interested and provide three references. ODFW and OSU representatives will finalize their selections prior to June 15, 2009.
The 15-member committee advises the OHRC Senior Scientist on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC. Committee members represent the federal government, local governments, conservation groups, sport fishing groups, the commercial fishing industry, tribes, resource producers (agriculture, timber and gravel), watershed councils and education. Two members represent the public-at-large and four represent the scientific community.
The OHRC is a cooperative research project between ODFW and OSU. The center’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 management of Oregon’s native fish.
For more information about the Advisory Committee or how to submit a letter of interest, please contact Margaret Cleveland by e-mail or 503-947-6230. For more information about the OHRC, visit OHRC’s website.