HINES, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet on Friday, May 30 at Hines City Hall, 101 East Barnes.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the agenda includes a review of the latest grant applications, an engineering report, an overview of the R&E Program budget, discussions of the program sunset clause, a proposed surcharge increase and presentations on fish screening and desert fish biology.
The meeting is open to the public, as is a field trip to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Krumbo Reservoir and Blitzen River on Saturday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Members of the public must provide their own transportation.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
The Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program was created by the Oregon State Legislature in 1989, and is funded by a surcharge on sport and commercial fishing licenses and commercial poundage fees. The program’s seven-member citizen board reviews fish restoration and enhancement project proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
For more information on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program, or to view information regarding current R&E Program applications, visit www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/RE or contact program coordinator Laura Tesler at (503) 947-6259.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.
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