Curt Melcher

Curt Melcher

Director, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Curt Melcher is the Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Curt is a native Oregonian, who graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. degree in Biology. He began his career with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a temporary employee in 1985. During his time at the Department, he has represented the State of Oregon in numerous regional management forums, including the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Klamath Fishery Management Council, and Pacific Salmon Commission Southern Panel.

Curt served as the Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife programs from2007 through 2014 and was appointed the Interim Director in September2014. He was hired as permanent Director in February 2015 and is currently the President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Curt is passionate about the conservation of Oregon’s natural resources and is an avid hunter and angler.

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