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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Meeting
Jan. 5, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97303

Meeting
Jan. 6, 2006, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97303

Review of economic literature and recommendations for improving economic data and analysis for managing Columbia River spring chinook (pdf)

DIRECTOR'S REPORT (Jan. 6, 2006)

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

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Roy Elicker, Interim Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS (Jan. 6, 2006)

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A (Jan. 6, 2006)

Approve December 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

 

R&E BOARD APPOINTMENTS : Exhibit: B (Jan. 5, 2006)

To fill two vacant Board positions on the R&E Board.

Staff: Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Current R&E board members (pdf)
3. R&E board applicants (pdf)
4.R&E interest forms (pdf)
5. Public comment (pdf)

DRAFT 2006 OREGON COUGAR MANAGEMENT PLAN BRIEFING : Exhibit: C (Jan. 5, 2006)

Staff will brief the Commission on the Draft 2006 Oregon Cougar Management Plan

Staff: DeWaine Jackson, Wildlife Research Project Supervisor,
Craig Foster, District Wildlife Biologist, Lakeview and
George Keister, District Wildlife Biologist, Baker City
Public Testimony
Action: Briefing

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Agenda summary (pdf)  
2.Staff Summary (pdf)
3. Plan (pdf)
4. Public meeting summary (pdf)
5. Focus summary (pdf)
6. Public comments (pdf)

OUTFITTER AND GUIDE TAG PROGRAM : Exhibit: D (Jan. 5, 2006)

Formal adoption of staff recommendations for changes to the deadlines and process for Outfitters and Guides to sell deer and elk tags. Take public testimony, and consider final rulemaking action.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

PLEASE NOTE: The original hearing notice had this agenda item scheduled for January 6, 2006. It has since been rescheduled for January 5, 2006.

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Agenda summary (pdf)
2. Hearing notice (pdf)
3. Staff summary (pdf)
4. OAR's (pdf)

MAIN-STEM COLUMBIA RIVER NON-TREATY SPRING CHINOOK FISHERIES AND RENEWAL OF THE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH WASHINGTON Exhibit: E (Jan. 6, 2006)

Staff will review spring Chinook and winter steelhead management and seek guidance from the Commission to negotiate a new fishery management agreement with Washington.

Staff: Curt Melcher, Assistant Fish Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Guidance

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. 2006 Spring Chinook Schedule (pdf)
3. Public comments allocation (pdf)
4. Spring Chinook 2006-2009 Management Agreement (pdf)
5. Winter steelhead risk assessment (pdf)
6. Fishery Simulation 1 (pdf)
7. Salmon Economic Draft Report (pdf)
8. Public comments (pdf)

DRAFT FISH PASSAGE RULE ADOPTION : Exhibit: F (Jan. 6, 2006)

The Commission will be asked to adopt fish passage rules regarding when Fish passage must be addressed, fish passage criteria, fish passage mitigation and other items implementing the 2001 fish passage statutes

Staff: Tom Stahl, Fish Passage Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Need and fiscal impact (pdf)
4. Draft administrative rules (pdf)
5. Public comments (pdf)

SCHEDULE OF DAMAGES FOR COMMERCIAL FISH VIOLATIONS: Exhibit: G (Jan. 5, 2006)

This item is needed for the annual update of OAR 635-006-0232, Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations.

Staff: Harry Upton, Economist
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Draft administrative rules (pdf)
5. ORS 506 (pdf)
6. Public comment (pdf)


UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY (Jan. 6, 2006)

Stan Shones
( 541) 444-2620

Pacific Sardines

Joel Puratich
PO Box 272
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 370-1718

Sardines

Bob Puratich
PO Box 272
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Sardines

Michael Neff
Haglund, Kelly, Horngren, Jones & Wilder

Murderer’s Creek and the Blue Mountain Land Exchange

 

OTHER BUSINESS (Jan. 6, 2006)

NONE

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

 

February – Salem

Cougar Plan Adoption
Fall Chinook and Summer Chinook Fishery and Allocation
Compact – Sturgeon and Spring Chinook Regulations, License Reciprocity, and Green Sturgeon Size Limit
Fish and Wildlife Steward Award Presentation (Jon Germond)
Upland Artwork Selection

 

March – Newport

Commercial Crab Pot Limits
Stock Status Report
PFMC Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season
Sardine Renewal Requirements
Upper Pony Creek Dam Fish Passage Waiver Amendment
Access & Habitat Project Approval

 

PLEASE NOTE



AGENDA
The Commission meeting on January 5, 2006 will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the Commission meeting on January 6, 2006 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.