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Oregon Salmon/Trout Virtual Meeting May 14

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Friday, May 14.

The meeting will occur via Zoom meeting and begins at 9 a.m. The agenda, meeting link and other meeting material can be found at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/docs/2021/5-14-21%20Meeting%20Packet.pdf The agenda includes review of a mini-grant application and other program discussions.

The Committee will also review two STEP propagation proposals to continue raising fish for educational purposes at the Astoria and Warrenton High Schools. Members of the public will be able to comment on the proposal at the meeting or in writing. Submit written responses to Kevin.Herkamp@odfw.oregon.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on May 13.

The Oregon Legislature created the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout. The STEP Advisory Committee makes recommendations to ODFW and the Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues regarding its programs. The committee’s 9 members are appointed by the Governor and represent all areas of Oregon.

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.

For more information on the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program visit the ODFW Web site at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/ or call program staff at (503) 947-6232.

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Kevin Herkamp, (503) 947-6232, Kevin.Herkamp@odfw.oregon.gov

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