ODFW's Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife Programs is also the Legislative Coordinator, a role Shannon Hurn has held for the last five legislative sessions. The intersection of fish and wildlife management and statewide lawmaking is necessarily complicated. ODFW's role is to inform lawmakers about potential impacts on our natural resources, and because Oregon is such a big state with many different animals and habitats, many proposed laws would impact our natural resources. We talked to Deputy Director Shannon Hurn about her role as the Legislative Coordinator and about how ODFW works with the Legislature to protect Oregon's fish and wildlife.
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