Oregon Director of Fish and Wildlife
|Oregon Director of Fish and Wildlife|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2011-2013 FY Budget:||$320,279,504|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Oregon statutes, Chapter 496, Section 080|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission|
|Name:||Office currently vacant|
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The director serves as head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, whose mission is "to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations."
The office has been vacant since October 10, 2014, when Roy Elicker resigned to take a position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The department is currently seeking a replacement for Elicker.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is established in Chapter 496 of the Oregon statutes.
Chapter 496, Section 080:
|There is hereby established in the executive branch of the government of this state under the State Fish and Wildlife Commission a department to be known as the State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The department shall consist of the director of the department and all personnel employed in the department.|
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The director is appointed by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission to a term not to exceed four years.
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The director serves as the administrative head of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The duties of the department include:
- Monitor fish and wildlife populations to set sustainable hunting, fishing and clamming seasons
- Stock millions of trout in Oregon’s lakes and waterbodies
- Enhance fisheries and increase fishing opportunities
- Restore threatened and endangered species like wolves and sage-grouse
- Conserve at-risk wildlife and their habitats
- Help fish pass through dams and other obstacles
- Mitigate impacts to fish and wildlife during energy, water, and travel projects
- Manage 20 wildlife areas to provide wildlife habitat and hunting, fishing, viewing opportunities
- Help private landowners reduce wildlife damage and improve wildlife habitat
- Open millions of acres of private land to hunting
- Provide weekly updates on fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities
- Certify 8,000 new hunters in hunter safety education every year
- Teach families to fish, clam and hunt in outdoor skills workshops
- Research best practices for managing the differences between wild and hatchery fish
The budget for the Department of Fish and Wildlife in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $320,279,504.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97303
Phone: (503) 947-6000
Toll free: (800) 720-ODFW
TTY: (503) 947-6339
E-mail: General Information
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, " About us," accessed December 22, 2012
- Statesman Journal, "Roy Elicker resigns as director at ODFW," September 5, 2014
- Oregon Statutes, "Chapter 496.112: State Fish Wildlife Director; term; compensation and expenses; delegation of commission powers to director," accessed October 6, 2011 (dead link)
- Dfw.state.OR.us, "ODFW - About the agency," accessed October 6, 2011
- Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office, "Analysis in the 2011-13 Legislatively Adopted Budget," accessed April 10, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 28, 2014