SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding its second public meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the Oregon Wolf Plan. The hearing is tomorrow in Salem.
Rather than approve the staff-recommended new plan, the ODFW Commission decided to collect more information from the stakeholders. Those stakeholders include everyone from livestock producers to animal rights activist groups.
The first such meeting was held in The Dalles. This one is in Salem. An official for ODFW said it has not been determined if any additional meetings will be held. That leaves the area where most of the state’s wolves live, Eastern Oregon, out of the process unless they are willing to travel.
Tomorrow’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters in the Tillamook Room on the first floor of Building C at 2600 State Street. The meeting is open to the public, and stakeholders have been invited. Seating is limited. A public comment period is scheduled for 3:30-3:45 p.m.
No formal decisions or rule modifications will be made during the meeting.