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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

August 5, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon


Conservation Strategy Update (pdf)

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager’s Report
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Craig Ely

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

Financial Report (pdf)

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve July 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. July 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

SAGE GROUSE PLAN ADOPTION : Exhibit: B

Consider adoption of a Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Strategy for Oregon as an administrative rule.

Staff: Christian Hagen, Sage Grouse Planner

Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

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

DELISTING OF ALEUTIAN CANADA GOOSE : Exhibit: C

Consider de-listing the Aleutian Canada Goose as required by House Bill 2881.

Staff: Brad Bales, Migratory Game Bird Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Staff Summary (pdf)
4. HB2881 (pdf)
5. OAR's (pdf)

2005-2006 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS: Exhibit: D

Consider adoption of game bird season regulations for 2005-2006.

Staff: Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Coordinator
Brad Bales, Migratory Game Bird Coordinator


Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

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

2006 SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS : Exhibit: E

Consider adoption of sport fishing regulations for finfish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates for 2006.

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Key Issues (pdf)
5. Rule Language (pdf)
6. Angling Regulations (pdf)
7. Public Correspondence (pdf)


UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

OTHER BUSINESS

2006 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Dates


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

September – Tillamook

  • Access and Habitat Projects Approval
  • Fish Restoration and Enhancement Projects Approval
  • Nearshore Conservation Strategy Briefing
  • Sport Rockfish Briefing
  • Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

October – Salem

  • 2006 Big Game Regulations
  • Nearshore Conservation Strategy
  • Dungeness Crab Briefing
  • Sport Groundfish Rules and Harvest Cap
  • Warm Water Working Group Briefing

 

 

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM , and proceed chronologically through the agenda. If you wish to receive written materials prepared for any of the agenda items, please contact the Director’s Office in Salem at 503.947.6044 to request a packet for those items which interest you or see the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Comm/schedule.htm.

A recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon , when the Commission will have lunch and may discuss matters of general interest. The public is welcome to attend, and an announcement will be made of the location of the lunch. At 1:00 PM , members of the public may bring unscheduled items before the Commission. The Commission will take this testimony for approximately 30 minutes. A time period of five (5) minutes will be allowed for each individual. Please notify the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 if you wish to testify.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

If you wish to give testimony on any item scheduled on this agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided the day of the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair. The Commission places great value on information received from the public, and wants to avoid arbitrary limits on the time or attention allocated to each witness. Therefore, persons desiring to testify or otherwise present information to the Commission are encouraged to:

(1) Provide written summaries of information to the Commission twenty (20 sets);

(2) Limit testimony to five (5) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;

(3) Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and

(4) Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

Thank you for taking the time to present your views.

Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting can be copied and distributed to the Commission. If you bring written materials to the hearing, please provide twenty (20) copies. If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE , Salem , OR 97303 , 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES

Reasonable accommodation, such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters, and materials in large print or audiotape, will be provided as needed. In order to ensure availability, please contact the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request. TTY users can reach ODFW by using the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service. Please dial 711 and ask to be connected to 503-947-6044.