SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet on Friday, April 9 in Klamath Falls at the Best Western Olympic Inn, 2627 South Sixth St.
The meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the agenda includes an update on the state fish screening program and a presentation on a standardized vertical fish screen design.
The meeting is open to the public, as is a tour of various fish screen projects in the basin on Saturday, April 10. The field trip will depart the Olympic Inn at 8:00 a.m. and members of the public must provide their own transportation.
The ODFW Fish Screening Program coordinates a cost share program for the installation of screens at water diversions. Fish screens prevent the loss of fish when water is used for irrigation, municipal, hydroelectric or other beneficial purposes. Task Force members are appointed by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and represent agricultural, fisheries and public interests. The Task Force meets several times a year to advise the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on fish screening policies and issues.
Reasonable accommodations are 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 before the meeting. For more information, call Alan Ritchey, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator, at 503-947-6229.