Protecting and enhancing Oregon’s fish and wildlife, and the habitats they use, for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations is at the heart of what we do.
Where we’re located
Two-thirds of our staff work in field offices, hatcheries, wildlife areas and other facilities throughout the state. This puts the resource managers close to the resources they’re managing, and in touch with local hunters, anglers and wildlife viewers.
In addition to the ODFW headquarters in Salem, there are regional offices in Clackamas and La Grande, and 10 district offices statewide. ODFW also operates a variety of facilities, including fish hatcheries, wildlife areas, public shooting grounds, hunting and fishing access sites and several research stations.
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Statewide Media Communications Coordinator
Public Information Officer -- eastern Oregon/Conservation Strategy
Public Information Officer –
Public Information Officer – north coast, north & south Willamette watershed issues
ODFW fish hatcheries and wildlife areas are open to visitors, who can enjoy a variety of hunting and viewing opportunities. Sorry, no fishing at the hatcheries, but there is plenty to see and many provide public access to nearby fishing opportunities.
ODFW’s conservation work
ODFW plays a crucial role in protecting the state’s fish and wildlife species, and the habitats they depend on, through Oregon’s Conservation and Nearshore strategies, Native Fish Conservation Policy, fish conservation and recovery plans, and native fish research. Visit ODFW.com to learn more about ODFW's conservation and habitat programs.
Salmonid snorkel surveys, bighorn sheep capture, battling invasive Cuban frogs. See what ODFW is doing behind the scenes to protect and enhance fish and wildlife populations. Updated monthly.
Jobs with ODFW
Being an employee of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) means being a part of an organization whose work touches the life of every Oregonian. Whether we’re improving habitat for fish, restoring big game populations or protecting wetlands for migratory birds, our work makes it possible for Oregonians everywhere to enjoy the bountiful natural fish and wildlife resources of this state.
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Governor for staggered four-year terms. Commissioners formulate policies concerning management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources, and establishes seasons, methods and bag limits for recreational and commercial take.
You can send your questions and comments to the Commission members via e-mail odfw.commission@odfw.Oregon.gov.
For more information about ODFW
If you’re looking for ODFW news releases, information about upcoming Commission meetings, conservation and recovery plans, commercial fishing information or other agency-related topics, please visit our agency website at ODFW.com.
Links to Other Sites
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