The newly formed Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board is meeting this coming Monday, December 9th from 9am-3pm at the South Willamette Watershed District Office (7118 NE Vandenberg Avenue Corvallis, OR 97330-9446). The meeting is open to the public, so anyone who is interested should drop in.
The board is a fairly new entity with oversight over the strategy and budget of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center.
The goal of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC) is to answer scientific questions related to fish recovery and hatchery programs, including the differences that may exist between wild and hatchery fish, and how to better manage those differences.
Information gained at the Research Center will help answer questions vital to the success of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and implementation of the Native Fish Conservation Policy.
Native fish advocates on the board include Jim Lichatowich, Peter Tronquet, and Kyle Smith. You can find a full list of the folks on the board here.