At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.” The event, free and open to all, takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Siletz Public Library (225 S.E. Gaither St.).
Olmstead will present an overview of fall Chinook, Coho, and steelhead stock status and their fisheries in the Mid-Coast District. In addition, he’ll give updates on the restoration work ODFW is currently undergoing in the Siletz Basin, and projects they’ll begin this summer.
Olmsted is an Oregonian who has lived in the state his entire life. He attended both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, worked as a wildland fire fighter with the Forest Service, then began his career with ODFW. For 13 years, he has conducted field work and research with the agency, from Roseburg to Nehalem, including eight years at the Corvallis Research Lab, and is currently based in Newport.
Light refreshments will be provided. A Siletz Watershed Council Board meeting will follow the presentation in which planning for the annual Siletz River Clean Up will take place, as well as time for community announcements.