ODFW release – SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday, Feb. 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem. The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who are interested in the meeting are encouraged to attend in person or participate virtually. The meeting can be accessed virtually via Microsoft Teams at this link on the day of the meeting. The meeting agenda includes numerous ODFW Fish Passage Program updates, Task Force business items and a new fish passage waiver request by the Oregon Department of Transportation at a culvert along OR 131 at milepost 4.9 in the Tillamook Basin. The full meeting agenda is available on the ODFW Fish Passage Task Force website. Public participation is encouraged. To testify verbally at the meeting, register at least 48 hours in advance (by Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9:00 a.m.) by emailing charles.m.barr@odfw.oregon.gov or calling (971) 678-4871. When registering please provide your first and last name, which agenda item you wish to discuss and a valid email address and phone number. Public comments will be heard during the meeting at 10 a.m. Written comments will be accepted before the meeting and are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required to provide written comments. The nine-member Task Force meets regularly to advise ODFW and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on fish passage policies and issues. Task Force members represent water users and owners-operators, fisheries and conservation interests, and the public-at-large. Additional information on the Task Force and the ODFW Fish Passage Program is available online or by contacting Mac Barr, ODFW Fish Passage Program Coordinator, at (971) 678-4871 or charles.m.barr@odfw.oregon.gov. Reasonable accommodation, such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters, and materials in large print or audiotape, will be provided as needed. In order to ensure availability, please contact the Director’s Office at (503) 947-6044 (voice) or (503) 947-6042 (fax) at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request.