The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  {Print Window}    {Close Window}   

COMMISSION AGENDA: June 8, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
June 8 , 2007 8:00 a.m.
Salem Headquarters
3406 Cherry Ave
Salem, OR 97303
 
   
June 8 , 2007 Agenda  
Printable Agenda


June 8 , 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
DIRECTORS REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Patty Burke, Walt Markee, Holly Michael

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

Pride Award Presentation (before lunch)
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff: Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Action: Approval
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve May 2007 Commission minutes

Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: 2007 – 2008 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules for controlled
hunt tag numbers for 2007 Oregon big game seasons.  Staff will also ask
the Commission to approve, in concept, the proposed 2008 big game and
western gray squirrel season dates, open areas, dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas and controlled hunts.

Staff:    Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
            Don Whittaker, Big Game Species Coordinator
            Pete Test, Big Game Species Coordinator
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: RAFFLE/AUCTION TAGS – A&H BIG GAME

Staff will ask the Commission to review and adopt recommendations of the
Access and Habitat Board and ODFW staff for 2008 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Staff:    Don Whittaker, Big Game Species Coordinator
            Eric Rickerson, Wildlife Habitat Program Manager
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

Staff will ask the Commission to review and approve the Access and Habitat
Board’s April 24, 2007 recommendations for project funding.

Staff:    Eric Rickerson, Wildlife Habitat Program Manager
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Approva

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: BOW HUNTER EDUCATION (ITEM DEFERRED – DATE TO BE DETERMINED)
 
Exhibit F: YOUTH HUNTER MENTORING PROGRAM

Staff will brief the Commission on Youth Hunter Mentoring Program legislation.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

Staff will ask the Commission to review and approve the R&E projects recommended by the R&E Board at their April 6, 2007 meeting.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit H : COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY TEMPORARY RULES TO PERMANENT

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules to regulate the commercial
Dungeness crab fishery from shore to 200 miles off Oregon and to authorize the Director to issue replacement buoy tags.

Staff:    Patty Burke, Marine Resource Program Manager
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Approval

 

Attachments:
 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
Tom Doman     Furbearer License

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

JULY 13, 2007 - Lincoln City

  • Ocean Commercial Salmon Troll Limited Entry Permit Lotter
  • Razor Clam Fishery
  • Trawl Individual Quotas
  • Wildlife Area Plan Draft Review – Summer Lake, Ladd Marsh and White River


AUGUST 3, 2007 – Salem

  • 2007-2008 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • 2008 Oregon Sportfishing Regulations
  • Fish Screening Task Force Member Appointments
  • Rogue Spring Chinook Conservation Plan Adoption - Tentative
  • Shikar-Safari Award Presentation

 


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.

PARKING
Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

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 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, pleas 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.