|ROSEBURG, Ore. – A meeting of the southern Oregon fall chinook conservation plan public advisory committee and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is scheduled for 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder Street, Brookings. The meeting is open to the public with comments accepted at the end of the agenda.
The advisory committee represents conservation and angling groups, commercial fishers, fishing guides and local government. The committee will provide input to ODFW following guidelines in the Native Fish Conservation Policy.
The plan will cover populations of fall chinook salmon in streams between Euchre Creek and the California border and the Rogue River. The plan will identify desired and conservation status and describe management strategies developed to reach these goals.
At the Feb. 9 meeting, the committee will consider what types of measurable elements could be included in a desired status statement and possible methods of estimating numbers of spawning fall chinook.
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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