ALSEA, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University announced today they are seeking three candidates for the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee. The 15-member committee advises the OHRC Senior Scientist on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC.
The committee meets quarterly, with meetings scheduled for June 14, Sept. 20, and Dec. 13, 2010.
Three positions on the committee, one each representing commercial fishing, watershed councils and sport fishing, will open May 2010. Members are appointed for three-year terms, and may be reappointed for a second three-year term.
Candidates must submit a letter of interest by April 16, 2010. The letter should specify why the applicant is interested and provide three references. ODFW and OSU representatives will finalize their selections prior to June 1, 2010.
Members of the Advisory Committee 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-947-6230. For more information about the OHRC, visit OHRC’s website at www.dfw.state.or.us/OHRC.