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COMMISSION AGENDA: September 7, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
September 7, 2007 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Institute of Technology
Mt. Mazama Room
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon  97601

 

Reception:
September 6, 2007 5:30 p.m.
Oregon Institute of Technology
Crater Lake Complex Lobby
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon  97601

 

   
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September 7 , 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Curt Melcher, Walt Markee, Holly Michael

AdoptTemporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report

Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administrative Services
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 August 2007 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: ROGUE SPRING CHINOOK CONSERVATION PLAN ADOPTION

Staff will ask the Commission to choose a preferred suite of management strategies
and to adopt the conservation plan for Rogue Spring Chinook and related rules.

Staff:   Tom Satterthwaite, Fish Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit C: 2008 OREGON SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS FOR ROGUE RIVER

Staff will ask the Commission to amend rules to adopt sport fishing regulations
for the Rogue River for 2008.

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

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit D: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVAL

Staff will ask the Commission to review and approve Restoration and Enhancement
projects recommended by the R&E Board at their July 27, 2007 meeting.

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

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit E: SARDINE PERMIT PETITION

The Commission will be asked whether to consider a petition to initiate rulemaking to set a new renewal date retroactively for a 2007 limited entry sardine permit.

Staff:   Brett Wiedoff, Nearshore and Development Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action:  Guidance

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit F: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

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

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

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

October 12, 2007 – Salem

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

November 9, 2007 - Welches

  • Columbia River Fishery Stakeholder Process
  • Commercial Sardine Fishery Limited-entry Rule Modifications
  • Sturgeon Propagation Rules - Implementing Senate Bill 569
  • Cervid Rule
  • Rules Defining Wild Birds and Wild Mammals

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.