The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society was formed in 1964 as a professional organization of fisheries and aquatic science professionals. Members are employed by government agencies, colleges and universities, and private organizations and also include students and retired professionals. The Chapter's work began with a campaign focused on estuary conservation and has more recently addressed listing of the Klamath Basin bull trout as a threatened species and reviewed the Siskiyou National Forest Plan for its impact on stream environments. The mission "is to improve the conservation and sustainability of Oregon fishery resources and their aquatic ecosystems for long-term public benefit by advancing science, education and public discourse concerning fisheries and aquatic science and by promoting the development of fisheries professionals."
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