ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Rogue SMU Fall Chinook Conservation Plan advisory committee will meet Mar. 1 in the Curry Showcase Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, 29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach. The meeting runs 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the public has 10 minutes to comment at the end of the meeting.
The committee will consider potential management actions that are designed to attain, or maintain, draft desired status criteria for fall chinook populations in the Rogue River Basin. The committee may also consider revisions to some desired status elements previously considered by the committee.
The conservation plan covers populations of native fall chinook salmon in Oregon streams between Euchre Creek and the California border and the Rogue River Basin. Guided by ODFW’s Native Fish Conservation Policy, the plan will identify desired and conservation status and describe management strategies to reach these goals.
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.