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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA


DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager’s Report
Staff: Sue Knapp, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Bruce Eddy

Columbia River Commercial Fishing Update
Staff: Steve Williams, Fish Division Deputy Administrator
Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve March 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. March 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL – OCEAN SALMON SEASONS : Exhibit: B

Adopt rules establishing regulations for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean for 2005. Adopt rules amending regulations for sport and commercial salmon fishing in specific nearshore ocean waters. Adopt rules amending regulations for sport salmon fishing in the Columbia River and Buoy 10 recreational fisheries.

Staff: Curt Melcher, Fisheries Management Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Statement of need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. PFMC agenda (pdf)
5. Ocean Terminal Area charts (pdf)
6. Draft OAR's (pdf)

PACIFIC LAMPREY: Exhibit: C

Review 2004 Pacific Lamprey harvest at Willamette Falls. Adopt rules banning use of Lamprey for bait in the sport and commercial fisheries.

Staff: Curt Melcher, Fisheries Management Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: IRulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Statement of need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Proposed Lamprey harvest card (pdf)
5. Possession permit (pdf)
6. Proposed letter to tribal co-managers (pdf)
7. Proposed letter to Siletz and Grande Ronde tribes (pdf)
8. Draft OAR's (pdf)
9. Public comments (pdf)

FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT (R&E) PROGRAM PROJECTS: Exhibit: D

Review and approval of R&E Projects recommended by the R&E Board at its January 14, 2005 meeting

Staff: Laura Tesler, STEP and R&E Program Specialist)
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Projects (pdf)
3. Budget information (pdf)
4. Public comments (pdf)

PREFERENCE POINTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY: Exhibit: E

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules relating to accommodations for certain Oregon residents called to active military service.

Staff: Larry Cooper, Deputy Administrator for Wildlife
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Staff summary (pdf)
4. OAR's

ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT REINTRODUCTION: Exhibit: F

Approval of the proposed reintroduction of Rocky Mountain Goats to the Columbia River Gorge.

Staff: Keith Kohl, District Wildlife Biologist, The Dalles
Don VandeBergh, District Wildlife Biologist,
Sauvie Island Don Whittaker, Staff Biologist

Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Plan (pdf)

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY FOR OREGON: Exhibit: G

Receive briefing on the draft Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon.

Staff:Christian Hagen, Sage Grouse Conservation Planner
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Comment summary (pdf)

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

Paul Smull
8290 Rickreall Rd.
Rickreall , OR 97371

 

Shellfish licenses and draw system for big game tags.

Greg Smith
PO Box 165
Hammond , OR 97121

 

Retention of non-adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in Columbia River (Buoy 10) and ocean fisheries.

Al Elkins
Oregon Hunters Association
2595 Snowberry Ridge Ct.
West Linn , OR 97068

Chukar season in Baker County.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

Non at this time

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

May – Prineville

  • Waiver Request for Clackamas Hydro Project Approval
  • Stock Status Report
  • Miller Lake Lamprey Conservation Plan Rulemaking
  • 2005-2006 Big Game Regulations Briefing
  • Management Objectives for Deer and Elk Briefing
  • Oregon Sage Grouse Conservation Plan Approval and Rulemaking

 

June – Salem

  • 2005-2006 Big Game Regulations Approval and Rulemaking
  • Big Game Raffle and Auction Tags Rulemaking
  • Management Objectives for Deer and Elk Approval and Rulemaking
  • Access and Habitat Projects Approval
  • Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Projects Approval