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Phone Number

Email Address  Online Information Source
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Administrative Rules for Fish ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/OARs/OARs.html#Fish
Administrative Rules for Wildlife ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/OARs/OARs.html#Wildlife
Adopt-A-River Adopt-A-River 800-322-3326   https://www.solv.org/volAdoptARiver.shtml
Algae & Aquatic Weed Control ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Animal Import Requirements & Permits Oregon State Veterinarian's
Office
503-986-4680 csorrels@oda.state.or.us https://www.oda.state.or.us/ahid/animal_health/general_import.html
Animals that are legal to own and/or keep in Oregon       https://www.oda.state.or.us/ahid/animal_health/legal_animals.html
ASK-FISH (24 hour recorded Information) ASK-FISH 800-275-3474
(800-ASK-FISH)
   
Aquaculture (literature & permit information) ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Aquatic & Angler Education ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills
Aquatic Mammals - See: Marine Mammals
To report a stranded animal, See: Marine Mammal Stranding Network
       
B
Backyard Ponds ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/BkPond.html

https://www.oacd.org/fs17pond.htm

Backyard Wetlands ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/BakWet.html
Bats ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/bats.pdf (Currently unavaliable)
Bears Contact the ODFW INFO LINE or nearest ODFW Office.  In the case of an emergency, call 911. 503-947-6002

 

  Black bear: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/blackbear3.pdf (Currently Unavailable)

ODFW Office Phone # Directory: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/odfw_directory.htm

Boat Access, Registration & Restrictions, etc. Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   https://www.osmb.state.or.us/
Boating Facilities Guide Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   https://159.121.106.106/osmb/
Boating Laws & Regulations Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   Boating Laws & Regulations: https://www.osmb.state.or.us/Laws/index.html

Mandatory Boater Education Card: https://www.osmb.state.or.us/Education/questions.html

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Camping Information & Reservations Oregon Parks & Recreation Department 800-551-6949   State Parks & Campgrounds: https://www.prd.state.or.us/

PGE Parks & Campgrounds: https://www.portlandgeneral.com/community_and_env/parks_campgrounds/

Carcass Bids (Surplus fish) ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Catch & Release       https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/PDFs/Catch%26Rel.pdf
Charter Boat Licensing Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   https://www.osmb.state.or.us/
Chemical Treatment of Lakes & Streams ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Clams, Clamming, Clam Digger Permits

See also: Shellfish

ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Bay clam: https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/devfish/sp/bay_clam.html

Cockle clam: https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/devfish/sp/cockle.html

Columbia River Fisheries & Management ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/InterFish/Index.html
Commercial Fisheries ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/odfwhtml/commercial/
Controlled Hunts CONTROLLED HUNT HOTLINE 800-708-1782 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Cormorant Predation ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Cougars - See: Mountain Lion        
Crabs & Crabbing ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Box crab: https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/devfish/sp/box.html

Oregon hair crab & Scarlet king crab: https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/devfish/sp/crab.html

Crab Reports & Publications: https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/reports/crab.html

Crayfish ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
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Damage caused by wildlife - See: Wildlife Damage        
Deer, White-tailed ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/PDFs/BKGWhiteTail.pdf
Directions to ODFW Headquarters ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/directions.htm
Disease, Fish ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Fish Parasites: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/tapeworms2001.htm

Whirling Disease: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/whirlingdisease_qa.htm

Disease, Wildlife ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Tuberculosis: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/elktb.htm (currently unavailable)

Chronic Wasting Disease of Deer & Elk: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/chronic_wasting.htm (currently unavailable)

Deer Hair Loss Syndrome: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/btd_hairloss.htm (Currently Unavailable)

Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease of Deer: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/adenovirus.htm (Currently Unavailable)

Feral Swine Diseases: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/feralswine.htm (Currently Unavailable)

Domoic Acid in Shellfish - See: Shellfish        
Dolphins & Whales - See: Marine Mammals
To report a stranded animal, See: Marine Mammal Stranding Network
       
Drift Nets Dave Hanson, PSMFC   dave_hanson@psmfc.org  
Drought Information - See: Fire & Drought        
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Eel Permits ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Emergency Response System (For Hazardous Materials Incident Reporting)   800-452-0311    
Employment opportunities at ODFW ODFW 503-872-5305   https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Personnel/Jobs.html
Endangered Species ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Threatened and Endangered Species Information Links: https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/links/esa.htm
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Falconry ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/falconry/falconry.htm (Currently Unavailable)
Fill & Removal Permits ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Fin Clips ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Fire & Drought Information ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Fire & Drought Info: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fire_drought.htm

Rehabilitating Landscapes after Fires: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrHbt/rehab_fire.html

ODFW Guidelines and Options for Managing Impacts of Extreme Fire Danger and Severe Access Restrictions During Big Game Hunting Seasons: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/fireaccess_guide.htm

Fish Counts & Stocking Information ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Fish counts: https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/information/fishcounts.htm

Stocking Schedule: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/trout_stocking_schedule.htm

Fish Dealer Licenses & Information Norm Whitten   norman.c.whitten@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/odfwhtml/commercial/commques.html
Fish Dealer List       https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/licensed_ops.pdf
Fish Identification Guides Call the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for Fish ID Guide Books. 360-902-2200   WDFW's FIsh ID Guide Books: https://www.wa.gov/wdfw/outreach/orderinf.htm

Chinook & Coho ID Poster: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/FishID/FishIDColor.pdf (Currently Unavailable)

Trout vs. Salmon ID Guide: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/FishID/SalmonTroutID.html (Currently Unavailable)

Fish Introduction Proposals  ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Fish Research ODFW Corvallis Fish Research Lab 541-757-4263   https://www.orst.edu/Dept/ODFW/
Fish Restoration & Enhancement Program Dan VanDyke, ODFW Restoration & Enhancement Program Coordinator 503-947-6232 Daniel.J.Vandyke@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/RnEProgram/R%26EHistory.html
Fishing Contests ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Fishing Guide Licenses Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   https://www.osmb.state.or.us/
Fishing Guide, Online ODFW & Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   OSMB Fishing Guide: https://159.121.106.106/osmb/index.cfm?Fuseaction=entryFishing

24 Great Places to Fish in Oregon: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/letsgofishing.pdf (Currently Unavailable)

Guide to accessible outdoor recreation sites: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/access.pdf

Fishing Licenses & Regulations ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Regulations/regs.html
Fishing Update (Weekly Report) ODFW 800-275-3474   ODFW Weekly Fishing Report: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/RecReports/Fishing.html (Currently Unavailable)
Fishing Update (24-hour recorded info)
  503-872-5263
  https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/RecReports/Fishing.html (Currently Unavailable)
Fish Passage Tom Stahl, ODFW Fish Passage Program Coordinator (503) 947-6228 Thomas.Stahl@state.or.us Fish Passage Program: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/Management/FishPassage.html

Fish Screening & Passage Grant Program: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/screen_passage_grants.htm

Fish Propagation Licenses ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Fish Screening Bernie Kepshire, ODFW Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator 541-757-4186 x255 bernard.m.kepshire@state.or.us Fish Screening Program: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/PDFs/BKGFishScreen.pdf

Fish Screening & Passage Grant Program: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrFish/screen_passage_grants.htm

Fishery Quotas ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Fish Tags ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Regulations/LicensesTags.html
Frogs ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
G
Gambusia (Mosquito-eating fish) County Vector Control 503-248-3464    
Genetics, Fish ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Gillnets ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
GIS - Geographic Information Systems Data ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us GIS Data: https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/information/index.htm

GIS Links: https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/links/gis.htm

Gold Panning Regulations ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Grasscarp ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Groundfish Regulations Mark Saelens 541-867-4741 mark.saelens@hmsc.orst.edu  
H
Halibut ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Handicapped Fishery ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Harvesting ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Hazardous Spills Contact the nearest ODFW Office     ODFW Office Phone # Directory: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/odfw_directory.htm
Herring ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Pacific Herring: https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/devfish/sp/herring.html
Hunter Education Program ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills/
Hunting Licenses & Regulations ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Regulations/regs.html
Hunting Unit Maps ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/links/maps.htm
Hunting Update (24-hour recorded info)   503-872-5263   https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/RecReports/Hunting.html (Currently Unavailable))
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INFORMATION LINE for ODFW ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Information on Fishing & Hunting ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Injured and/or Sick Wildlife - See: Wildlife, Sick and/or Injured or Disease, Wildlife        
Invasive species Oregon Invasive Species Hotline 1-866-INVADER
(1-866-468-2337)
Odfw.Info@state.or.us Invasive species: https://www.invasivespecies.gov/geog/state/or.shtml

Non-native wildlife: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Nonnative_1.pdf (Currently Unavailable)

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Jet Boat Use Permits - Rogue River ODFW Rogue Watershed District Office 541-826-8774    
Job openings at ODFW - See: Employment Opportunities        
K
Krill Marine Resources 541-867-4741   https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/index.html
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Lake Levels ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.osmb.state.or.us/Access/index.html
Landscaping for Wildlife - Naturescaping ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Education/Naturescaping.html

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/WildHab.html

https://www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat/createhabitat.cfm

License, Fishing Guide Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   https://www.osmb.state.or.us/
License Issuing, Sport & Commercial ODFW Licensing Department 503-872-5275   https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/Regulations/regs.html
Licenses & Information, Fish Dealer  ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Lizards ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
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Maps ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us Map Links page: https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/links/maps.htm

Data Resources page: https://osu.orst.edu/dept/nrimp/information/index.htm

Marbled Murrelet ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/PDFs/BKGMurrelet.pdf
Marine Mammals - Seals, Sea Lions, Dolphins, Whales. 

To report a stranded animal, See: Marine Mammal Stranding Network
ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://oregonstate.edu/groups/marinemammal/Index.html
Marine Mammal Stranding Network   800-452-7888    
Media Inquiries (Newspaper/Radio/TV) Anne Pressentin-Young   Anne.M.Pressentin@state.or.us  
Mosquito Control (using Gambusia) County Vector Control 503-248-3464    
Motor Boat Use Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587   https://www.osmb.state.or.us/
Mountain Lion Contact the nearest ODFW Office.  In the case of an emergency, call 911.     ODFW Office Phone # Directory: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/odfw_directory.htm

Mountain Lion Info: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/Finalcougar21600.pdf

Mussels

See also: Shellfish

ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Muzzleloader Regulation Review ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002
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Ocean Salmon Program ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us https://www.hmsc.orst.edu/odfw/salmon/overview.html
Oysters ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Oyster Bed Permits

See also: Shellfish

Oregon Department of Agriculture 503-378-3810    
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Parks & Recreation Oregon Parks & Recreation Department 503-731-3411   https://www.prd.state.or.us/
Permits, Bass/Walleye Tournaments ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Permits, Carp ODFW Licensing Department (503) 947-6100    
Permits, Fish Propagation License ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Permits, Fish Transport ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Permits, Gambusia County Vector Control 503-248-3464    
Permits, Scientific Taking/Collection - See: Scientific Taking Permits        
Permits, Seining ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Permits, Tournament ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Pesticides - Toxicology Oregon State Health Division 503-731-4015    
Pikeminnow (Squawfish) Brochures Bonneville Power Administration 503-230-3478
800-622-4520
  https://www.pikeminnow.org/index.html
Pikeminnow (Squawfish) Information & Kits Washington Department of Fisheries 360-737-2091
800-858-9015
  https://www.pikeminnow.org/index.html
Pikeminnow (Squawfish) Reward/Bounty Vouchers Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 503-650-5449
800-769-9362
  https://www.pikeminnow.org/index.html
Pigeons, Racing American Racing Pigeons Association 800-755-2778    
Poachers, Reporting of - See: Turn In Poachers (TIP) Program        
Private Hatcheries, List of ODFW INFO LINE 503-947-6002 Odfw.Info@state.or.us  
Prize Drawing for Recovered Fish Tags

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