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Present Duties

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is responsible for all Oregon fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency’s responsibilities include managing fish and wildlife populations, conservation policies, operating hatcheries, selling hunting and angling licenses, advising on habitat protection for Oregon’s diverse fish and wildlife populations and educating the public on natural resource issues. ODFW works closely with other federal and state agencies, tribes, volunteers, property owners, and hunters and anglers to balance protection of fish and wildlife with the economic, social and recreational needs of Oregonians.


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem 97302
Telephone: 503-947-6000; Toll-free: 1-800-720-6339 (ODFW); Licensing: 503-947-6101; Controlled Hunts Hotline (Recorded): 503-947-6102
Fax: 503-947-6042
General E-mail:
Contact: Roy Elicker, Director; Curt Melcher, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs; Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Therese Kucera
Records Officer E-mail: Carlene Boehme
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 496.080–496.166
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog