Curt Melcher

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Curt Melcher, Director, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Curt Melcher is a native Oregonian, who graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. degree in Biology.

He has devoted 28 years of his career to the protection and management of Oregon’s fish and wildlife. During his time at the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, 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.

He served as the Deputy Director for ODFW, accountable for all Fish & Wildlife programs leading over 1,200 employees. Curt was appointed the Interim Director in September 2014 and Director in February 2015.

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