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Mid-Coast Watersheds Council to hold meeting dealing with native species of Oregon Coastal fish

ODFW Multispecies Conservation Plan for Native coastal Salmonids

Thursday, October 4, Dan Avery of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will address the MidCoast Watersheds Council to describe the Native Species Conservation Plan for Coastal Salmonids, currently under development. ODFW’s Native Species Conservation Policy directs the agency to develop conservation plans for native fish species. A plan is already in place for Oregon Coastal Coho, so the plan under development will be for Chinook and Chum salmon, Steelhead, and Cutthroat Trout. The plan will set priorities for conservation of these species, and describe propagation and sustainable harvest strategies to be implemented. Dan is an ODFW staff biologist assigned to implementation of conservation plans on the Oregon coast.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is a Newport-based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoration and protection of watersheds in the central coast area, in the context of healthy local communities. The Council provides a forum to the community for discussion of issues related to economic and environmental health. The Council also has an extensive program of natural resource education in Lincoln County schools and in summer. Recent restoration projects have included the Lint Slough estuarine marsh restoration, riparian restoration through fencing and tree planting, restoration of stream habitat by large wood placement, and passage improvement for salmon by replacing barrier culverts. Currently the council is implementing instream habitat restoration projects in Feagles Creek near Harlan, and a series of projects to improve fish passage and riparian habitat in the upper Yaquina.

The Council meets the first Thursday of each month, at 6:30 PM, at the Central Lincoln PUD in Newport. The PUD is located at 2129 North Coast Highway in Newport, across the highway from Safeway.

The Presentation will be followed by a business meeting. Light snacks will be served.

For additional details please contact

Wayne Hoffman
265-9195
mcwc@midcoastpartners.org

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