SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking a new member to represent wild fish advocates on the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in advancing the state of knowledge related to hatchery fish, their contributions to fisheries and their interactions with wild fish.
The OHRC is a cooperative endeavor of ODFW and Oregon State University. The center's mission is to be an internationally recognized leader in fisheries science, conducting research to define the mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild salmonids, recommending strategies to manage those differences, and educating Oregonians about the benefits, risks, roles, and performance of hatcheries in fisheries augmentation and conservation.
The Board is charged with advising the OHRC Director on OHRC operations, budget and research priorities. The OHRC Board includes 12 members representing a variety of groups including wild fish advocates. Additional details about the Board's responsibilities can be found in HB 3441, available on the OHRC website.
ODFW is committed to ensuring the OHRC Board represents the age, racial, ethnic and gender diversity of Oregon. Prospective board members should demonstrate the ability to bring the perspective of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and identities to OHRC Board deliberations and outcomes. Applicants should also demonstrate an interest in research related to the propagation of fish in hatcheries while ensuring conservation of wild fish populations.
Applications, which must include three references, must be submitted by March 15. The application is available at www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OHRC/recruitments.asp. Candidates must be residents of Oregon. The ODFW Director will appoint the new members. Successful candidates will serve a four-year term.