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Salmon workgroup meeting in Boise this week

Posted at 4:56 AM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 06:56:06-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Governor’s Salmon Workgroup will meet in Boise, Idaho on January 17 – 18, 2020. The public is invited to provide comments to the Workgroup on January 17, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Idaho State Capitol Building located at 700 W. Jefferson St. Boise, Idaho 83720 in the Lincoln Auditorium.

Interested members of the public must sign in and indicate their desire to comment on the record upon entering the meeting. Each member of the public will be limited to three minutes apiece. Comments will be taken on a “first come, first served basis” per the sign-in sheet. The Workgroup accepts written comments, all written comments will be distributed to the Workgroup.

On January 18, the Workgroup will hold a public meeting at the University of Idaho Boise Water Center located at 332 E. Front St., Boise, Idaho 83702 in the Legacy Pointe Room.

The meeting will include updates from the agenda and mission statements subgroups, presentations on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) estuarine and ocean salmon research, central Idaho Chinook salmon habitat and the status and trends of wild populations in those habitats, harvest issues, and a policy discussion.

The upcoming meetings in Boise will be the sixth in the series. The Workgroup will hold several additional meetings throughout Idaho to provide opportunities to share perspectives on Salmon policy in 2020. Those dates are listed below. Please check OSC’s website for future information about upcoming Salmon Workgroup meetings.

  • March 5 in Boise
  • Lewiston in April, dates TBD
  • July 8 -9 in Riggins