Executive Board of Directors
President: Tony Meeker (former State Treasurer and Oregon Legislator: served on Natural Resources Committee in both House & Senate, Ways & Means Committee in the Senate, Republican leader in the Senate from '83 to '87, served as State Treasurer '87 to'92)ODFW's 2008 External Budget Committeeand 2006 External Budget Committee,Member of Oregon Anglers' Ocean Team.
Secretary: John Holloway (Oregon Anglers' Ocean Team Co-Chair, State Chair of the Recreational fishing Alliance, ODFW'sOcean Sport Fishing Advisory Committee,Groundfish Advisory Panel member of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council,ODFW's Nearshore Advisory Committee,Tillamook County Sport Fishing Advisory Committee, Captain of the Oregon Anglers' Research Ship. Co-chair of Oregon Anglers' Ocean Team.
Vice President & Legislative Director: Fred VanNatta (Oregon AnglersLegislative Director), 2008 ExternalBudget Committee, 2007 Rules ReviewBoard, ODFW's 2006 External Budget Committee www.vannattapr.com
Treasurer & Executive Director: Dennis Richey Oregon Anglers' Salmon/trout co-chair, Chair of theOregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Board, Sport fishing rep. on the federal Pinniped Interaction Task Force, Member of the Columbia River Visioning Process, Upper Willamette Basin Plan Stakeholders Advisory, Governor's Coastal Coho Recovery Team, ODFW's Conservation Leaders Group, Ocean Sport Fishing Advisory Committee, ODFW's Statewide Wildlife Conservation StrategyStakeholders, Native Fish ConservationPolicy and Hatchery Management Plan Committee, 2005 Fishing Regulation Review Board, North Willamette Fishery Leaders Group
Board of Directors
Mike Harman (Past Pres. Intermountain West Joint Venture - Ducks Unlimited),dedicated fisherman
Janice Green (Oregon Anglers' Past Ocean Co-Chair, ODFW's Ocean Sport Fishing Advisory Committee, Founder of Oregonians for Fish and Fishing, former State Chair for the Recreational Fishing Alliance, Former ODFW Restoration & Enhancement Board, past member-Pacific Fishery Management Council-Groundfish Advisory Panel, 2005 Fishing Regulation Review Board), IFISH Salty Dogs
Bruce Harpole President, Oregon Fishing Club, Oregon Anglers' delegate to American Fisheries Society, alternate on the Upper Willamette Recovery Plan
Ron Mason member of the OceanSportfishing Advisory Committee, Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Board, One of Oregon Anglers' Ocean Team members.
Bob Thompson one of the state's most enthusiastic fishermen
Bill Sanderson (Guide & Past President of Salem Steelheaders, UpperWillamette Basin Plan StakeholdersAdvisory, Oregon Anglers' Watershed Council Representative) www.localfishermannews.com/n_santiam_report.htm
Cindy Heller (Salmon/ trout co-chair, ,Oregon Hatchery Research CenterAdvisory Board, Governor's Coastal CohoRecovery Team representing STEP, Native Fish Conservation Policy Committee, pastchair of the Salmon & Trout AdvisoryCommittee, 2005 Fishing RegulationReview Board, coordinates the STEP fish rearing facility at Letz Creek for the Northwest Steelheaders Emerald Chapter, Founder of Oregonians for Fish & Fishing,2004 ODFW/STEP volunteer of the year.)
Linda Buell Co-owner of Garibaldi Charters, Ocean Sport fishing Advisory Committee, Oregon Anglers Ocean team
Craig Noffsinger Mid-Willamette Valley Anglers), Oregon Anglers' publicity, dedicated fisherman
John Ward (Past-President of South Coast Steelheaders), dedicated fisherman.
Matt Davey (Columbia River stakeholders contact), alternate on theColumbia River Visioning Process
Walter Chuck Ocean Co-Chair,Ocean Sport Fishing Advisory Committee, Ifish Moderator, Co-chair of Oregon Anglers' Ocean Team
DeanAnn Edwards (alias Fisherbabe) dedicated fisherwoman & former Oregon Anglers webmaster
Brian Ketsdever Board of Directors Oregon Fishing Club
Expert Advisory Board
Dr. Don Amend PhD., Fisheries Biologist (retired),email@example.com
Bob Toman, Master guide and "Mr. Clackamas River", co-author of the Spring Chinook hooking mortality study.
Dick Noble,Eugene, MS. Fisheries, President of Salmon/Trout Advisory Service
Ray Kindley, former fisheries biologist, currently practicing law as an expert in the area of hydropower interaction with fisheries.
Daniel H. Varoujean, owner of Marzet Marine and Estuarine Research, an expert on pinniped predation.
Charlie E. Smith certified Pathologist and past President, Fish Health Section/American Fisheries Society
Tod Jones Astoria,Fisheries Project Director, Clatsop County Economic Development Commission,(implemented Alaska's first salmon egg planting project in Karluk, Alaska, that restored almost extirpated runs of Sockeye. Today, half a million Sockeye are harvested from this reintroduced run.)
Dr. Ernest Brannon, Ph. D. Fisheries - Moscow, Idaho, Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute & Professor of Fisheries Resources, University of Idaho, author of the 2002 final report, 'Population Structure of Columbia River Basin Chinook Salmon and Steelhead'
Paul Johnson, Engineer - Portland, Oregon, Former ODFW Chief Engineer for hatcheries
Scott LaPatra, Ph. D. Microbiology -Twin Falls, Idaho, Former ODFW fish virologist, American Fishery Society Certified Fish Pathologist
Dr. James Lannon,(RIP) Professor Emeritas, Oregon State U., (Dr. Lannon passed away. He was instrumental in helping Oregon Anglers get established, and guided us in our scientific quest for the truth. He was considered one of the top fisheries experts in the N.W.) Fisheries/ genetics instructor
Dee Burch, President, Advanced American Diving, (A.A. Diving installs many of the fish mitigation measures at the dams. He brings us knowledge of what has and is being done, and what could be improved in this area.)
Dr. Gary Reed, (Research entomologist and superintendent, Dept of Entomology, P.O. Box 105 Hermiston, OR 97838) Oregon State University
Dr. Ben Stout, (RIP) Master Degree on Forestry from Harvard, Ph.D. from Rutgers, former Dean of the School of Forestry at the U. of Montana. Ben served as the first chair on the Oregon Hatchery Research Center's Advisory Board, and was a great resource on issues regarding forest practices and fish. He passed away in 2007 and will be dearly missed.
|Coquille River STEP*
||Eel/Tenmile Lakes STEP
||Emerald Empire Steelheaders & Letz Creek STEP
||Miami River Anglers
|Mid-Willamette Valley Anglers
||North Santiam River Guides
||Oregon Bass & Panfish Club
||Oregon Coast Sportfishing Association**
|Oregon Fishing Club
||Oregonians for Fish and Fishing
||Tillamook Bay Boating Club
|Southwest Steelheaders and Millicoma STEP
* STEP stands for Salmon, Trout Enhancement Program our statewide volunteer hatchery program. ** This is the organization for the coastal charter boats.
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