Learn about fish restoration

Registration closes March 23 for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Conference on April 6 at Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville.

Volunteers, educators, students, anglers and scientists will gather at the biennial conference to discuss and learn about salmon and trout restoration. The conference costs $30, which includes lunch and dinner. Registration is available online at www.regonline.com/2013STEPConference.

The Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program works to restore and enhance Oregon’s native salmon and trout populations, according to the news release.

Kevin Herkamp, ODFW STEP coordinator, said the conference will highlight STEP programs and volunteer opportunities throughout the state. The keynote address will be from STEP and conservation leader Bill Bradbury. Also on the agenda are presentations from scientists and ODFW staff, and three hands-on workshops April 7.

“This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest science regarding salmon and trout, and to identify some practical ways to get more volunteers involved in salmon and trout restoration,” Herkamp said in the release.

Contact: kevin.herkamp@state.or.us or 503-947-6232.

— From staff reports

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