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COMMISSION AGENDA: August 2 & 3, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting: The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet jointly with the Grand Ronde Tribal Council to discuss issues of mutual interest regarding hunting and fishing.
August 2, 2007 11:00 a.m.
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Natural Resources Building
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347

Meeting:
August 3, 2007 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon  97303

   
August 2, 2007 Agenda August 3, 2007 Agenda
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August 3 , 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Commission will hold an executive session to consider employment of a director, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(a).
 

Exhibit:    DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT

This is a placeholder for possible Commission action(s) and/or discussion related to the appointment of an agency director.

Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administrative Services
No Public Testimony
Action:  TBD

 
DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Patty Burke, Walt Markee, Holly Michael

Fire Policy Update

Staff: Jon Germond, Land Resources Program Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Acting Director

Shikar-Safari Award Presentation (before lunch)

Staff: Lynn Loacker, Shikar – Safari Club International

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report

Staff: Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Action: Approval

 
PUBLIC FORUM

Note: This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve July 2007 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: 2007 – 2008 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt the game bird season regulations for 2007-2008.

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

Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: MENTORED YOUTH PROGRAM

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules to implement the Mentored Youth Hunter program.

Staff: Roger Fuhrman, Information and Education Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: 2008 OREGON SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS

Staff will ask the Commission to amend rules to adopt sportfishing regulations for finfish, shellfish and marine invertebrates for 2008.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: TRAWL INDIVIDUAL QUOTAS

Staff will brief the Commission on alternatives developed by the Pacific
Fishery Management Council for issuing individual fishing quotas to
participants of the groundfish trawl fishery and provide opportunity to
receive input.

Staff:  Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: FISH SCREENING TASK FORCE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

Staff will ask the Commission to review and appoint two members to the Fish Screening Task Force.

Staff:   Bernie Kepshire, Fish Screens State Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Appointment

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: HARVEST CARD INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

Staff will brief the Commission on the lottery winners for the 2006 harvest card drawing.

Staff:  Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

September 7, 2007 – Klamath Falls

  • 2008 Oregon Sportfishing Regulations
  • R&E Project Approval
  • Rogue Spring Chinook Conservation Plan Adoption – TENTATIVE
  • Access and Habitat Projects


October 12, 200 – Salem

  • 2008 Oregon Big Game Regulations
  • Wildlife Area Plan Proposed Adoption
  • Cervid Rule

 


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.

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.

PUBLIC FORUM

If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director's Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503-947-6044, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda. Please provide 20 sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to thier attention in this forum.

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.