January 13, 2012
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Salem on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
The committee will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Commission Room at the ODFW Salem Headquarters located at 3406 Cherry Avenue NE in Salem. The agenda includes the introduction of new members, reports on STEP activities, review of mini-grant applications, and program updates.
The meeting is open to the public, as is a tour of Salem-area fishing sites on Saturday. Members of the public must provide their own transportation and can call ODFW at (503) 947-6211 for driving directions.
The Oregon Legislature created STEP in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout. Since then, thousands of volunteers have donated money, materials, equipment and countless hours of labor to improving Oregon fisheries.
The STEP Advisory Committee makes recommendations to ODFW and the Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues regarding its programs. The committee’s 13 members are appointed by the Governor and represent all areas of Oregon.
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.
For more information on the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program, or to view the meeting agenda, visit the ODFW Web site at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/ or call program staff at (503) 947-6211.