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Final funding task force meeting Nov. 28 at State Capitol

November 22, 2016

SALEM, Ore.--The final legislative task force meeting on Funding for Fish, Wildlife and Related Outdoor Recreation and Education will be at the State Capitol Building, Room 50 on Monday, Nov. 28 from 1-3 p.m. The meeting will be streamed on the Oregon Legislative Information System website.

The task force will finalize its recommendations to the legislature during the meeting on Monday. An opportunity for public comment is scheduled at 1:25 p.m.

The task force was created by House Bill 2402 which was passed by the 2015 Oregon Legislature and signed by Governor Kate Brown. It is charged with developing recommendations to strengthen the State’s ability to conserve natural resources and connect the diversity of Oregonians to nature through outdoor recreation and education opportunities

The recommendations will be passed to the Oregon State Legislature for possible consideration during the 2017 legislative session.

The 17 task force members were appointed by Governor Brown and included representatives of the outdoor recreation business community; conservation, hunting and fishing interests; outdoor recreation interests other than hunting and fishing; travel and tourism industry; counties government; outdoor education community; sport and commercial fishing industry; and diverse communities that may be underserved or underrepresented by the State’s current programs

Task force members included four non-voting members of the Oregon Legislature as well as the Chair of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and the ODFW Director. A list of task force members, meeting agendas and materials can be found on the Oregon Legislative Information System.

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Contact:

Mark Labhart, Task Force chair, (503) 842-3403
Roger Fuhrman, ODFW, (503) 947-6077

 
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