News Release: ODFW seeks input on revised statewide Fish Passage Barrier Prioritization list; List will incorporate climate change impacts; comment by July 31
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is beginning an update to the Statewide Fish Passage Barrier Prioritization List. This update will enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of prioritizing fish passage restoration projects across the state of Oregon. The Barrier List serve as a fundamental tool for identifying and addressing fish passage barriers and helping guide restoration efforts. A key feature of the planned update to the Barrier List is the consideration of how to incorporate the effects of future climate change into the prioritization methods.
An initial public comment period is open until July 31st.
There will be opportunities for public comments at the Fish Passage Task Force Meetings on October 13th and December 8th, 2023. There will be additional opportunities to provide comment in 2024.