The Oregon Hatchery Research Center hosts and supports both strategic and operational research.
- Strategic research addresses the mechanisms that lead to differences between hatchery and wild fish, or the ways in which such differences could be managed.
Operational research addresses ways to advance fish culture techniques.
OHRC Research Plan (pdf)
Publications by OHRC researchers
The center has residential dormitory space for visiting researchers, and access to both wet and dry lab facilities with controlled environmental conditions. The center also has an extensive range of outdoor holding tanks with ambient conditions, a fish ladder with controlled passage to the upper basin of Fall Creek, and four large, replicate stream channels. The stream channels have video coverage and are equipped with PIT tag arrays to monitor in-stream movement. The layout of the streams can be modified to suit a particular research project.
Other benefits of conducting research at OHRC include access to a wide range of fisheries professionals with expertise in ecology, physiology, behavior, fish culture and genetics. Staff at OHRC, OSU and ODFW will be glad to assist you in developing proposals that meet the center’s research objectives.
For more information about conducting research at OHRC, contact Dr. Seth White, OHRC Director, at email@example.com