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Fish Screening Task Force

2019 Meetings

  • April 19, 2019 in Salem
  • August 5-7 location tbd

The ODFW Fish Screening Task Force was formed in 1991 (ORS 496.085) to advise the Department on screening program development, funding, monitoring, technology, reporting, and project prioritization. This seven person public body is composed of three members representing agriculture, three representing fishing/fish conservation, and one representing the public at large. This group provides the public a great opportunity to shape how the screen program operates. The task force meets quarterly throughout the state. Members are appointed by the ODFW Commission and may serve up to three consecutive two year terms. Current Task Force members and their terms are:





Barry DelCurto Halfway Agriculture April 2015
Kristin Bishop McMinnville Fishing or Fish Conservation March 2019
Nathaniel Olken Portland Fishing or Fish Conservation April 2015
Les Perkins Parkdale Public January 2014
Greg Harris Boardman Agriculture February 2018
Theodore Taylor La Grande Fishing or Fish Conservation April 2015
Marc Thalacker Terrebonne Agriculture September 2016

BARRY DELCURTO, Agriculture Representative
Barry is a rancher in Halfway, Oregon and raises cattle. He has previous experience working with ODFW on the Access and Habitat Board.

KRISTIN BISHOP, Fishing or Fish Conservation
Kristin grew up on a farm in the Willamette Valley. She enjoys fishing for a variety of fish species throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Kristin enjoys encouraging and supporting others as they fall in love with fishing.

NATHANIEL OLKEN, Fishing or Fish Conservation
Nathaniel is an engineer that works on large fish screening projects nationwide, largely at hydro facilities. He is also an avid kayak angler and promotes kayak fishing in Oregon.

LES PERKINS, Public-at-large Representative
Les is the Manager of Farmers Irrigation District. Until recently, Les served as the Development Director for Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA), where he worked on fish screening and passage projects in Oregon and several other western states. Les is also a Hood River County Commissioner where he focuses on natural resource policies and issues, especially those involving water resources.

THEODORE TAYLOR, Fishing or Fish Conservation
Ted Taylor retired from federal service in 2005. He worked for the U.S. Department of Energy in Defense Programs, Environmental Management, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. He currently serves on the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board and Union County's Wolf Depredation Compensation Advisory Committee.

GREG HARRIS, Agricultural Representative

Greg is the Director of Farm Operations for Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman. He is a member of several agricultural boards and commissions. He gained experience with fish screens while serving on a multidisciplinary Technical Advisory Team to study the impact of fish screen designs on fish for the redesign process of the fish screen and pump station that supplies water to Threemile Canyon Farms.

MARC THALACKER, Agricultural Representative
Marc is the Manager of Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) and is a Board Member of the Oregon Water Resources Congress and the Family Farm Alliance.  He has worked to modernize TSID infrastructure reducing the amount of water needed to sustain irrigated agriculture while conserving instream water enhancing habitat for fish and wildlife.


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