ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Rogue SMU Fall Chinook Conservation Plan advisory committee will meet April 5 at the Chetco Public Library, 405 Alder Street, Brookings. 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 continue developing desired status statements for fall chinook populations after reviewing ODFW’s initial preferences for desired status. The committee also will review and discuss a summary of the findings from a limiting factors assessment completed for coastal (non-Rogue) fall chinook populations.
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.