Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws

ORS 496.470
Natural production of anadromous fish

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The State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall adopt by rule plans for the natural production of anadromous fish runs in the basins set forth in subsection (2) of this section. The commission shall adopt the plans after government-to-government consultation in the forum established pursuant to United States v. Oregon, United States District Court Case No. 68-513 MA, among the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and the Nez Perce Tribe.


The basins for which plans may be adopted under subsection (1) of this section are:






Fifteenmile Creek;


John Day;




Walla Walla;


Grande Ronde; and




Of the basins set forth in subsection (2) of this section, the commission shall give priority to adopting plans for the Grande Ronde, Imnaha, Umatilla, Walla Walla and Hood basins. [1999 c. 671 §1; 2001 c.97 §1]
Note: 496.470 (Natural production of anadromous fish) to 496.480 (Reports on basin plans) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 496 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 496

Notes of Decisions

Fish and Wildlife Commission has statutory authority to provide by rule for is suance of special ceremonial hunting permits for specific tribes that are not otherwise allowed under hunting and fishing agreement between federal and state governments and that tribe. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon v. Department of Fish and Wildlife, 244 Or App 535, 260 P3d 705 (2011)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900


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