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Department of Fish and Wildlife: Agency Subdivisions

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Building in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Building in Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Fish and Wildlife Commission
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6044
Web: www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission
Contact: Director’s Office
Statutory Authority: ORS 496.090


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission consists of seven members appointed by the governor for four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Senate. One commissioner must be from each congressional district, one from east of the Cascades and one from west of the Cascades. All members have a general knowledge of fish and wildlife issues and possess natural resources backgrounds.


Consistent with state law, the commission formulates general state programs and policies concerning management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources, and represents the public interest of the state and makes decisions affecting the wildlife resources of the state for the benefit of those resources. The commission provides for the productive and sustainable utilization of wildlife resources for all groups of users.

Fish Division
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6201
Fax: 503-947-6202
Web: www.dfw.state.or.us/fish
Contact: Edward Bowles, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Fish Division manages fish populations by setting regulations for gamefish species, monitoring populations and operating 34 fish hatcheries, which produce up to 80 percent of all salmon, trout and steelhead caught in Oregon each year. The division works cooperatively with other state and federal agencies and tribes on habitat and fishery management issues for inland and ocean waters, works with landowners to improve and protect habitat, and coordinates law enforcement needs and activities with the Oregon State Police.

 

Restoration and Enhancement Board
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6259
Web: www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/RE
Contact: Josie Thompson, Coordinator
Statutory Authority: ORS 496.286–496.291


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Fisheries Restoration and Enhancement Act (R&E) was signed into law in 1989. This act allows the ODFW to undertake a comprehensive program to restore state owned fish hatcheries, enhance natural fish production and provide additional public access to fishing waters. The R&E program increases sport recreational fishing opportunities and supports and improves the commercial salmon fishery. The R&E program also seeks out and funds privately sponsored projects and supports ongoing ODFW programs that are integral to fisheries management. R&E projects create economic stimulus in rural and urban communities throughout Oregon.

 

Information and Education Division
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6000
Fax: 503-947-6009
Contact: Roger Fuhrman, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Information and Education Division teaches individuals the skills needed to safely participate in aquatic, angling, hunting and other outdoor activities. The division also informs the public about recreational opportunities throughout the state, fishing and hunting regulations, wildlife viewing opportunities, and other issues related to the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

Wildlife Division
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6300
Fax: 503-947-6330
Web: www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife
Contact: Ron Anglin, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Wildlife Division manages all game and non-game wildlife species in Oregon. The division manages game species by setting hunting and trapping regulations and relocating wildlife or applying other management techniques. The division manages non- hunted species through the Wildlife Diversity Program, works cooperatively with other state and federal agencies and tribes on habitat and wildlife management issues, works with landowners to improve habitat or manage animal damage complaints, and coordinates law enforcement needs and activities with the Oregon State Police.


Access and Habitat Board
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6087
Web: www.dfw.state.or.us/ah
Contact: Matthew Keenan, Coordinator
Statutory Authority: ORS 496.228


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Access and Habitat Program was created in 1993 to improve wildlife habitat and public hunting access on private lands throughout the state. The program’s motto, “Landowners and Hunters Together for Wildlife,” conveys its mission to foster partnership between landowners and hunters for the benefit of the wildlife they all value. To accomplish those objectives, the program provides grants for a variety of cooperative wildlife habitat and hunter access projects.

 

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Administrative Services Division
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6000
Fax: 503-947-6156
Contact: Shirlene Gonzalez, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Administrative Services Division oversees the department’s fishing and hunting licensing responsibilities, fiscal management, budget and contracts management and economic forecasting for the agency.

 

Human Resources Division
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6051
Fax: 503-947-6050
Contact: Roxie Burns, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Human Resources Division serves 1,350 employees statewide, providing programs to recruit, maintain and train a diverse workforce in a safe environment.

 

Information Systems Division
Address: 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem 97303-4924
Phone: 503-947-6000
Fax: 503-947-6265
Contact: Doug Juergensen, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Information Systems Division is responsible for developing and supporting information processing systems services and training, and maintaining the Point-of-Sale computer system for license sales.

 

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