Wildlife Policy

The Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society provides information on wildlife issues to aid in public discussion of natural resource management in our state and promotes the application of sound science in resource management decisions. Our Legislative Affairs and Conservation Affairs committees (more info on committees here: Committees) work diligently to address challenging wildlife-related topics. ORTWS may provide public comment on state and federal agency actions, proposed bills, rulemaking, and other legislative items.

To better communicate with legislators, ORTWS employs a Legislative Liason, Stephen Kafoury. Mr. Kafoury provides ORTWS with updates on upcoming bills and other legislative matters, interfaces with legislators on ORTWS’ behalf, and assists ORTWS in disseminating natural resource information to legislators, stakeholders, and the public.