March 29, 2017
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Clackamas on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7.
The meeting will be at the ODFW Northwest Region Office located at 17330 SE Evelyn Street in Clackamas. The agenda is available at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP. On Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. the Board will review mini-grant applications, discuss board business, and hear from education partners. Following their morning meeting they will be touring various STEP and district projects.
On Friday, the Board will meet from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to hear various program updates and work on board goal setting. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, the board will tour the MT. Hood Community College Fisheries Program facilities.
The meeting and tours are both open to the public. Members of the public must provide their own transportation on the tours and can call ahead for driving directions.
The Oregon Legislature created Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout. 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 Program visit the ODFW Web site at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/ or call program staff at (503) 947-6211.