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Strategic Vision
ODFW Strategic Vision

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife conducts planning and prioritization exercises at the start of every biennium.  After experiencing budget shortfalls for several biennia and reviewing a performance audit from the Secretary of State, we decided to take a more comprehensive approach to planning starting in 2015. Our new approach was the development of a long-term Strategic Plan.

The intent of the Strategic Plan is to establish long-term goals, seek input from staff at all levels, align resources and priorities, and provide measures of fiscal and program performance.

Strategic Plan
Download the 2018 Strategic Plan (pdf)

In late 2015, we began with the development of a vision, an overarching strategy, and four goals.  The next step was development of specific, measureable, achievable, relevant, and time specific objectives. 

For the start of the 2017-2019 biennium, we compiled teams to develop strategies and tactics to meet our goals and objectives.  The teams developing strategies and tactics were comprised of members representing regional fish, regional wildlife, wildlife division, fish division, and our administrative programs.  The goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics developed by these teams are reflected in the Strategic Plan released in February of 2018.

Prior to release of the Strategic Plan, the Department had initiated processes and developed several tools that will assist and influence Strategic Planning efforts. Take a moment to review our Strategic Plan and the tools we have developed (Alternative Funding Task Force, a public perception survey, Online Task Tracking Information System (OTTIS), Administrative Strategic Plan, development of the Management Resources Division, and development of our Key Information System).







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