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Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP)

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STEP was established in 1981 to support the role of volunteers in restoring native stocks of salmon and trout. Volunteer efforts are supported by 11 local STEP biologists, the 13 member Governor appointed Salmon Trout Advisory Committee (STAC), and a STAC Mini-Grant Program.

Volunteer today!

As a STEP volunteer you can:

  • Improve and restore fish habitat.
  • Educate fellow Oregonians about salmon and trout.
  • Assist with research and monitoring.
  • Help spawn, raise, rear, and release fish from a STEP hatchery.

To learn more or become a STEP volunteer, visit dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP, contact your local ODFW office, or call 503-947-6232. Find out how STEP and volunteers are helping improve fishing. View and sign up for the bimonthly publication “Fishworks” at orstep-re.com