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Joining the Oregon Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee

We are currently accepting applications for three positions:

  • Columbia Plateau & Blue Mountains Ecoregion
  • Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion
  • At-large

The Oregon Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee

Responsibilities and Expectations of Committee Members:

  • Expect to attend about 10 virtual meetings per year (~3-4 hours per meeting).
    • At some point in the future, the Committee will resume in-person meetings (4-5 per year) in various locations around the state.
  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing materials, considering project proposals, and considering potential recommendations to the Commission.
  • Become familiar with the Oregon Conservation Strategy and the stakeholders of both the Fund and ODFW.
  • Committee members will not be compensated for their time and participation. Travel related to Committee meetings will be a covered expense.

You might be interested in joining the Advisory Committee if you possess:

  • Demonstrable scientific expertise related to one of the Oregon Conservation Strategy Ecoregions.
  • Interest in fish and wildlife conservation.
  • Interest in outdoor recreation, especially wildlife-associated recreation such as wildlife viewing, nature photography, urban conservation, nature tourism, outdoor education, or community science.
  • Experience engaging youth, underserved communities, and diverse audiences in fish and wildlife conservation and recreation.
  • Interest in the economic, social, and educational benefits of healthy ecosystems.

Applying for a position on the Oregon Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee

To submit yourself for consideration, review the materials on the Governor’s Boards and Commissions page. When you are prepared to apply, you must submit your application materials for the Governor’s consideration through Workday. Contact odfw.ocrf@odfw.oregon.gov with any questions at any stage of the process and to confirm that your materials were received.

Criteria for membership on the Committee

The Commission adopted Administrative Rules governing the Oregon Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee on October 11, 2019. The final rules are accessible in OAR 635 Division 98. Rules governing membership appear in OAR 635-098-0040 and are copied below.

(a)The advisory committee shall consist of nine members appointed by the Governor.

(b)Six members of the advisory committee shall be appointed to represent one of each of the ecoregions described below, which are documented and described in the Oregon Conservation Strategy. To represent an ecoregion, the member shall live in and possess demonstrable scientific expertise related to the ecoregion:

(A) Nearshore Marine or Coast Range
(B) Willamette Valley
(C) Klamath Mountains
(D) West Cascades or East Cascades
(E) Columbia Plateau or Blue Mountains
(F) Northern Basin and Range

(c) Three members of the advisory committee shall be appointed from Oregon-at-large. These three members shall have an interest in fish and wildlife conservation or outdoor recreation, especially wildlife-associated recreation such as wildlife viewing, nature photography, nature tourism, outdoor education, or community science.

(d) In making appointments of all nine advisory committee members, consideration should be given to appointing members who possess experience engaging youth, underserved communities and diverse audiences, such as communities of color, tribes, and low income communities,in conservation and recreation activities. Consideration should also be given to members with interests in the economic, social, and educational benefits of healthy ecosystems.

(e) Consideration should be given to ensuring that the advisory committee membership reflects the demographic and geographic diversity of Oregon.

(f) The Associate Director of Outdoor Recreation, or the Associate Director’s designee, shall serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member on the advisory committee.

(g) One member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission may be designated by the Commission to serve as a non-voting ex-officio member on the advisory committee.

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