SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Wednesday, Aug. 25 in Burns. The meeting will take place in the Steens Room of the Department of Human Services Building, 809 West Jackson Street.
The meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. and should conclude by 10 a.m. The agenda includes an update on Malheur Fish populations and a request for additional funds for a fish screen project.
The meeting is open to the public.
The ODFW Fish Screening Program coordinates a cost share program for the installation of screens at water diversions. Fish screens prevent the loss of fish when water is used for irrigation, municipal, hydroelectric or other beneficial purposes. The Task Force is appointed by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and its members represent agricultural, fisheries and public interests. It meets several times a year to advise the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on fish screening policies and issues.
Reasonable accommodations are 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 before the meeting. For more information, call Alan Ritchey, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator, at 503-947-6229.