ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet in Salem, Oct. 13

ODFW release – SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s Fish Passage Task Force will convene a meeting Friday October 13th 2023, in Salem, OR. The October 13th meeting will be held at the ODFW Headquarters Office located at 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR and will be open to the public. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and is expected to conclude by approximately 12:30 pm. Members of the public who are interested in viewing and participating in the meeting are encouraged to attend in person or participate virtually. You can virtually access the meeting at Click here to join the meeting. The meeting agenda includes numerous ODFW Fish Passage Program updates, Task Force business items and a new fish passage exemption request by the Oregon Department of Transportation at a culvert along Hwy 58 in the Salt Creek Basin. The meeting agenda can be found on the ODFW Fish Passage Program website at ODFW Fish Passage Task Force. Public participation is encouraged. You must pre-register to provide verbal testimony during the meeting by registering before 9:00 am Wednesday October 11th, 2023, a minimum of 48-hour prior to the meeting. Public comments will be heard during the meeting at 10 am. Written comments will be accepted prior to the meeting and are encouraged. When registering to speak please provide your first and last name, which agenda item you wish to speak to and a valid email address and phone number. Two ways that you can register to speak during the meeting include: 1) send an email the; the information listed above must be provided in your email, 2) call the Department at 971-678-4871 and provide the information identified above. You do not need to pre-register to provide written comment. The nine-member Task Force meets regularly to advise ODFW and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on fish passage policies and issues. Task Force members represent water users and owners-operators, fisheries and conservation interests, and the general public-at-large. Additional information on the Task Force and the ODFW Fish Passage Program is available on the ODFW website or by contacting Mac Barr, ODFW Fish Passage Program Coordinator, at (971) 678-4871 or 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 48-hours in advance of the meeting. For additional information, contact Mac Barr.

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