ALSEA, Ore. — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee will meet Jan. 30 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 E. Fall Creek Road.
The agenda includes revisions of the OHRC Strategic Plan and an update on chinook spawning studies and results from stream insect studies. Other topics include a presentation on the Clackamas River steelhead study, conferences on hatchery reform, a report on completed, active, and proposed research projects, and other business relating to the operations of the OHRC.
The OHRC Advisory Committee advises Dr. David Noakes, the Senior Scientist, on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC. The Committee consists of 15 members who represent the following interests: federal government, local government, conservation, sport fishing, commercial fishing, tribal, resource producers (agriculture, timber, and gravel), watershed councils, education, the public-at-large, and science-at-large.
The OHRC is a cooperative research project between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University. The OHRC’s mission is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild fish and devise ways to reduce and manage the differences so that hatcheries can be used responsibly in the conservation and use of Oregon’s native fish.
The meeting is open to the public and an opportunity for public comment is scheduled. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials at all ODFW public meetings. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information about the OHRC visit ODFW’s website www.dfw.state.or.us/OHRC/ or contact Ryan Couture, Facility Manager at 541-487-5510.