SALEM - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants three members to serve on the state's Fish Passage Task Force. One member will represent water users, one fishing and conservation groups and one the general public on this ODFW advisory body.

The director of the ODFW appoints the task force's nine members, who represent water users, fisheries and conservation interests and the general public. The task force advises the ODFW director and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on matters related to passage issues, such as program development and implementation, fish passage waivers and exemptions, funding, monitoring, reporting to joint legislative committee and project prioritization.

People interested in serving on the ODFW Fish Passage Task Force can request additional information or an application from Greg Apke, ODFW Fish Passage Program coordinator, at (503) 947-6228, or send an e-mail to greg.d.apke@state.or.us. He will accept applications through Dec. 31.

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