|Our mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of Oregon fishery resources and their aquatic ecosystems for long-term public benefit by advancing science, education and public discourse concerning fisheries and aquatic science and by promoting the development of fisheries professionals. Your contributions matter! Your donations will be used in four ways: 1) to help ORAFS provide policy guidance on fisheries issues; 2) support students (ORAFS supports more than $14,000 scholarships annually); 3) promote development of fisheries professionals, and/or 4) provide financial support for hosting high quality annual meetings. Your donation to ORAFS, a 501(c)(3) organization, is tax deductible and paypal will send you a receipt for your donation. Thank you!
Gerald R. Bouck Memorial Scholarship
Jerry Bouck was born in Owosso, Michigan on August 22nd, 1934. His outdoor skills served him well during the Korean War, where he was an Air Force Survival Instructor at Stead Air Force Base, near Reno, Nevada.
In 1966, he received his Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, and moved to Corvallis, Oregon. During his career he received many accolades and awards. As a Fellow and Life Member of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), Jerry served as President of the Western Division of AFS, and helped found the Portland Oregon Chapter.
Jerry’s favorite passion was deer and elk hunting in Eastern Oregon, and when elk season wasn’t open, he was duck hunting, winter steelhead fishing, javelina hunting in Arizona, spring chinook fishing or crabbing in Newport, Oregon. He absolutely loved the outdoors! He is survived by his wife Sue, and their three children Steve, Georgia and Dan, as well as their four grandchildren.
In honor of Jerry, The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, has established a college scholarship fund to assist future students in pursuing a career in fisheries research throughout the Northwest. Paypal will send you a receipt for your donation. Thank you!
Albert G. Lassuy Memorial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund
The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is pleased to announce the creation of the Albert G. Lassuy Memorial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund, which has been made possible by an incredibly generous donation from a longtime Chapter member. This endowment will establish, in perpetuity, the ORAFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship and provide opportunity for us to work on equity and inclusion topics across the Chapter. As Denny Lassuy said in his endowment letter, “There are few, if any, priorities that I think are more important to the success of fish conservation in the future than diversifying the racial and ethnic makeup of the fisheries conservation profession.” To honor his father, Denny continues: “My own father… had a profound influence on both my passion for conservation (he taught me all I knew early on about fish, fishing and fish habitat) and my sense of duty to truth, equity, and respect toward all.” He concludes “As one member of the ORAFS Executive Committee put it, I want to help diversity, equity and inclusion efforts “become part of the fabric of what the Chapter does.””
The Albert G. Lassuy Memorial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund will be used to promote, enable, and maintain equity and inclusion in the Chapter in the hope of supporting a more diverse membership.