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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: November 3, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

November 3, 2006
MEETING START: 8:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel – Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220


 
November 3 , 2006
DIRECTORS REPORT

Field Reports
Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Tony Nigro, Walt Markee

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

AFWA Trapping Award
Staff: Larry Cooper

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Roxie Burns, Interim Deputy Director for Administration
Action: Approval

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve October 2006 Commission Minutes
Action: Approval


EXECUTIVE SESSION
Consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties under ORS 192.660(2)(h).

Exhibit B: LAND EXCHANGE AT RIVERSIDE WILDLIFE AREA
Staff will request Commission approval of conclusion of land exchange to gain title on abandoned railroad corridor bisecting wildlife area.
Staff: Chip Dale, High Desert Region Manager
           Nancy Lorensen, Realty Specialist
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES UPDATE
Staff will present a review of 2006 developmental fisheries and a summary of a legislative concept for 2007.
Staff: Jean McCrae, Developmental Fisheries Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Briefing
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: BAY CLAM DIVE FISHERY PERMITS
Amend rules for limited entry bay clam permits to allow unrestricted transfers up to two times per year.
Staff: Jean McCrae, Developmental Fisheries Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
Cheryl Coon, Conservation Program Manager
Audubon Society
Bird Area Program in Oregon (IBA)
OTHER BUSINESS
 
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS
December 8, 2006 – The Commission will not be holding a December 2006 meeting. All topics have been reset for the January 2007 or later meetings.

January 12, 2007 – Salem
• Access and Habitat Emergency Seeding
• Amend Private Hunting Preserve Rules
• Coastal Coho Conservation Plan Briefing
• Fish Passage Priority Enforcement List
• 2007 Pacific Halibut Management Measures
• 2007 Groundfish Fishery Harvest Levels and Management Measures
• Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fish Violations (Harry Upton, Economist) this item needed for the annual update of OAR 635-006-0232, Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations.
• R&E Project Approvals

February 9, 2007 – Seaside
• Sturgeon and Spring Chinook Regulations
• Crab Pots, Sardines, Razor Clams
• Upland Artwork Selection
• Fish and Wildlife Steward Award Presentation


PLEASE NOTE
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 www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

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.