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About ODFW

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.

Contact us

ODFW Headquarters
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Information: 503-947-6022
Licensing: 503-947-6101

Contact your nearest ODFW office

Media contacts

Michelle Dennehy

Statewide Media Communications Coordinator
Office: (503) 947-6022
Cell: (503) 931-2748

Adam Baylor

Public Information Officer  -- eastern Oregon/Conservation Strategy
Office: (503) 947-6012
Cell: (503) 930-7116

Meghan Dugan

Public Information Officer –
southwest Oregon/Marine Issues
Office: (541) 464-2179
Cell:  (541) 315-6629

Visit ODFW

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.

Visit an ODFW hatchery
Visit an ODFW Wildlife Area

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.

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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.

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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@state.or.us.

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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.