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Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee Meeting

SALEM, Ore. – ODFW’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet online Thursday, Feb. 10 beginning at 8 a.m.

The meeting will occur via Microsoft Teams. The agenda with meeting link and meeting materials are available at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP

The morning agenda includes review of three mini-grant applications, the draft rules for STAC, and three STEP propagation proposals to continue raising fish at Letz Creek, Depoe Bay, and Whitaker Creek.

The morning session will also include an opportunity for public testimony before the committee makes recommendations for each topic. Written testimony may be sent to kevin.herkamp@odfw.oregon.gov with the subject line “comments for Feb 10, 2022 STAC meeting” by noon on Feb. 8.

The afternoon session will include program business and updates.

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 nine 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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