February 20, 2012
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Friday, Feb. 28 at the ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302.
The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the agenda includes an update on projects and activities conducted throughout Oregon. Also on the agenda is a request from KV Bar Ranch to be excused from compliance from fish screening at their diversion on Muddy Creek in the Goose and Summer Lakes Basin.
The ODFW Fish Screening Program coordinates a cost share program for the installation of screens at water diversions. Fish screens prevent the loss of fish when water is used for irrigation, municipal, hydroelectric or other beneficial purposes. The Task Force is appointed by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and its members represent agricultural, fisheries and public interests. It meets several times a year to advise the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on fish screening policies and issues.
Reasonable accommodations are 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 before the meeting. For more information, call Pete Baki, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator, at 503-947-6217.