ODFW Appoints Interim Director

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission appointed Curt Melcher as the Interim Director for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Melcher, 50, has worked for ODFW for 27 years, most recently as the Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs and prior to that he served as the Fish Division Assistant Administrator for the Columbia River and Marine Programs.

Melcher begins his new position and duties effective Oct. 1 and will serve until the Commission appoints a new permanent replacement for the agency.

The Commission will consider its recruiting process, timeline and criteria for the next director at its next regular meeting on Oct. 10 in Medford.

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