OAR 635-062-0005
Definition of Terms


“Assistant” means someone who conducts wildlife rehabilitation activities in a wildlife rehabilitation facility under the direct supervision of the permittee.


“AZA” means the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


“Candidate” means an animal species for which the USFWS has sufficient information on biological vulnerability and threats to support a proposal to list as endangered or threatened.


“Department” means Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.


“Direct Supervision” means the oversight and management of the activities of an employee, assistant or volunteer by the permittee occurring primarily onsite and at the facility, but may include periods of indirect oversight of activities conducted independently by the employee or volunteer.


“DVM” means Oregon licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.


“Endangered species” means those species defined in ORS 496.004 (Definitions)(6).


“Euthanasia” means to humanely kill an animal as per the American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for the Euthanasia of animals: 2013 Edition or 2006 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians - Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animals.


“Home Care” means the facility used by the subpermittee for the care and feeding of neonate avian species (or other wildlife species as approved in writing by the Department district wildlife biologist) under the guidance and at the request of the permittee.


“Marine mammals” means seals, sea lions, sea otters, and cetaceans (e.g., whales and porpoises).


“Migratory bird” means any bird, whatever its origin and whether or not raised in captivity, which belongs to a species listed in U.S. 50CFR§10.13, including any part, nest, or egg of any such bird. Birds listed under OAR 635-057-0000 (Definition of “Wild Birds” and “Wild Mammals”) are not included.


“NMFS” means National Marine Fisheries Service.


“Non-releasable” means:


Individual wildlife that cannot be rehabilitated and returned to the wild with a reasonable potential for survival;


Those species classified as prohibited by OAR 635 Division 056; or


Those species classified as controlled by OAR 635 Division 56 under rules that do not allow release into the wild (OAR 635-056-0070 (Controlled Wildlife Species)).


“Permittee” means the person who holds a valid Oregon Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit issued by the Department.


“Public display” means to place or locate wildlife so that it may be viewed or accessed directly by the public.


“Rehabilitation” means the attempted or successful restoration of an injured, sick or immature bird, mammal, amphibian or reptile to a condition whereby it can be returned to the wild.


“Sensitive species” means those wildlife species, subspecies, or populations that are facing one or more threats to their populations, habitat quantity or habitat quality or that are subject to a decline in number of sufficient magnitude such that they may become eligible for listing on the state Threatened and Endangered Species List.


“Subpermittee” means person(s) listed on a wildlife rehabilitation permit as authorized to perform wildlife rehabilitation activities under the supervision (direct or indirect) of a permittee. Subpermittees may include, but are not limited to, veterinarians, falconers, or others assisting the permittee with the rehabilitation of wildlife specifically allowed on the permit.


“Threatened species” means those species defined in ORS 496.004 (Definitions)(15).


“USFWS” means U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


For the purpose of these rules, “wildlife” means wild mammals and wild birds, as defined by OAR 635-057-0000 (Definition of “Wild Birds” and “Wild Mammals”), amphibians, reptiles and fish.


“Wildlife rehabilitation facility” means the primary location where an Oregon licensed wildlife rehabilitator (permittee) conducts rehabilitation.

Source: Rule 635-062-0005 — Definition of Terms, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=635-062-0005.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 635-062-0005’s source at or​.us