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ODFW Beaver Work Group to Meet in Salem

 
November 8, 2010

 

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting of the Beaver Work Group on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ODFW headquarters in Salem.

The agenda includes an evaluation of Western Oregon beaver relocation guidelines, a beaver relocation study update, a beaver ecology research proposal and a progress report on the landowner incentives survey.

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. Directions to ODFW headquarters.

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.

   

Contact:

Meg Kenagy (503) 947-6021

 
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