[ODFW-News] Wolf Advisory Committee to meet April 14-15 in Salem
sandra.m.rosier at DFW.STATE.OR.US
Tue Mar 30 13:44:04 PST 2004
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact: Anne Pressentin Young (503) 947-6020
Internet: www.dfw.state.or.us Fax: (503) 947-6009
For Immediate Release Monday, March 29, 2004
Wolf Advisory Committee to meet April 14-15 in Salem
SALEM - The fifth meeting of the Wolf Advisory Committee formed by the
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held Wednesday, April 14,
and Thursday, April 15, at the headquarters of the Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife in Salem.
The agenda of the meeting of the Wolf Advisory Committee includes a
review and discussion on a draft of a chapter on wolf -domestic animal
conflicts, presentations on ungulate management in Oregon, presentation
and discussion on wolf interactions with deer and elk and a discussion
to plan the May meeting.
The official meeting will begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 14.
Wednesday's discussions are expected to conclude at 5:30 p.m. The
meeting will re-start at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 15, and will conclude
at 12:30 p.m. The ODFW headquarters is located at 3406 Cherry Ave. N.E.
The 14-member committee was appointed last year by the Fish and
Wildlife Commission to help study all the issues surrounding wolves in
Oregon and to recommend management actions that will be used once a
permanent population establishes itself.
No wolves are confirmed to be in Oregon at this time. However, numerous
unconfirmed sightings have been documented. Biologists expect wolves to
enter Oregon from the expanding population in Idaho and eventually
establish a permanent population in this state. Anyone who thinks they
have seen a wolf should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in
Bend at (541) 312-6429.
The Commission decided in 2003 to proactively develop a wolf management
plan so the state is prepared for wolves. This decision came after
hearing from many wolf experts and the results of 15 town hall meetings
held in late 2002 and early 2003.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is the policy-making body for
fish and wildlife issues in the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and
Wildlife carries out the policies of the Commission.
Members of the public may watch the proceedings of the Wolf Advisory
Committee. Fifteen minutes will available at the end of the meeting for
oral public comment. Members of the public may submit written comments.
Forms will be provided at the meeting. Written comments also may be
submitted to ODFW.Comments at state.or.us.
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