Apr
13

Marine Reserves Review

When
April 13, 2017
Where
Children's Farm Home (Historic Old School)
4455 N.E. Highway 20
Corvallis,, OR
Cost
Free--public event

Volunteer anglers participating in marine reserves fishing surveys.  Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Volunteer anglers participating in marine reserves fishing surveys. Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program will be meeting with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) in Corvallis on Thursday, April 13, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for a five-year review of Oregon’s developing marine reserves program.  The meeting takes place at the Historic Old School located at the Children’s Farm Home, 4455 N.E. Highway 20 in Corvallis (between Corvallis and Albany).

The meeting will include:

  • A briefing on Oregon’s marine reserve mandates, including the Marine Reserves Program evaluation set for the year 2023 and STAC’s role in the evaluation.
  • An update on ODFW Marine Reserves Program activities from 2010-present.
  • A discussion on how the STAC can position itself to do the best evaluation possible. This will include feedback to ODFW on what products and types of information will be the most useful for the 2023 program evaluation.

The STAC was created to advise the Ocean Policy Advisory Council as it deliberated toward the creation of Oregon’s current system of five marine reserves, and continues to advise both OPAC and ODFW.

The meeting will be open to the public for anyone wishing to observe.  A complete agenda is available.