SALEM —The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting of the Beaver Work Group on Wed, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center in Salem.
The agenda includes an update on a landowner incentives survey and the distribution of western Oregon beaver relocation guidelines.
The mission of the Beaver Work Group is to identify research and information gaps to help improve our understanding of beaver ecology and beaver management so we can maximize the ecological benefits that beaver provide, especially for ESA-listed coast coho, and minimize any negative impacts. The work is done within the guidelines of existing rules and statutes.
Identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as important to wetland creation and maintenance, the beaver is Oregon’s state animal.
The meeting is open to the public, and public comment will be taken at the end of the meeting.
The Kroc Center is located at 1865 Bill Frey Dr. NE, Salem. The meeting will be held in the Fir/Maple Room. For directions, visit the Kroc Center website. Reasonable accommodations will be 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 in advance of the meeting.