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COMMISSION AGENDA: January 10 & 11, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
January 10, 2008 1:00 p.m.
Red Lion Inn at the Quay
Centennial Room
100 Columbia Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660

Meeting:
January 11, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Oxford Suites
Town Meeting Rm. 1 & 2
12226 N. Jantzen Dr.
Portland, Oregon 97217

   
January 10, 2008 Agenda January 11, 2008 Agenda
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Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:00 p.m.
 
COMMISSIONERS' LUNCH*
 
1. WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS
 
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
 
3. SALMON ISSUES
 
  1. 2008 Preseason Run Forecasts
  2. Stakeholder Process Status, Review, Discussion
  3. Lower River HSRG Recommendations and Response
  4. Mitchell Act Funding
 
4. PREDATION ISSUES
 
  1. California Sea Lions – Endangered Species Act, Sec. 120 Petition
  2. Caspian Terns and Cormorant Deterrence
 
BREAK
 
5. QUICK STATUS REPORTS ON STATE MANAGED RESOURCES
 
  1. Coastal Crab LE 200
  2. Sardines
  3. Blue Mountain Elk Management
  4. Other
 
7. SUMMARY / WRAP-UP
 
ADJOURN
 
RECEPTION*
 
COMMISSIONERS' DINNER*
 
*This meeting (including lunch, reception, and dinner) is open to the public. Dinner is available at the cost of $22.00, per person; and you must notify the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission office by January 4 to be included. Payment will be collected at the event. Contact Susan Yeager at (360) 902-2267 to RSVP.
 

January 10, 2008 6:00 p.m.
Red Lion Inn at the Quay
Centennial Room
100 Columbia Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660

 
Friday, January 11, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Tony Nigro, Walt Markee, Holly Michael, Roger Fuhrman

Landowner Preference Briefing

Staff: Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

Expenditure Report
         
           Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration

 
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 December 2007 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: SCHEDULE OF DAMAGES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS

Staff will request the Commission approve the annual update of OAR 635-006-0232, Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations.

Staff: Christine Broniak, Economist
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: ANNUAL REVIEW AND RULEMAKING OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERY PROGRAM

Staff will summarize 2007 Developmental Fishery Program activities and update Developmental Fishery Program administrative rules to reflect 2007 legislative actions consistent with Senate Bill 241 and set the 2008 Developmental Fisheries List per Legislative mandate.

Staff: Brett Wiedoff, Nearshore & Developmental Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: ADOPT RULES ESTABLISHING A NEW LIMITED ENTRY PERMIT RENEWAL DATE AND MODIFY RULES PER SENATE BILL 241 FOR THE SARDINE FISHERY

Staff will present proposed rules for amending the limited entry sardine permit renewal date and update administrative rules to reflect 2007 legislative actions consistent with Senate Bill 241.

Staff: Brett Wiedoff, Nearshore and Developmental Fishery Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

Staff will request Commission review and approval of Restoration and Enhancement Projects recommended by the Restoration and Enhancement Board at their November 12, 2007 meeting.

Staff: Laura Tesler, Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: RULES FOR APPOINTING AGENTS FOR BEAR AND COUGAR WORK

Staff will request Commission adopt administrative rules for appointing agents for bear and cougar work.

Staff: Don Whittaker, Bear and Cougar Program Coordinator, Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: WILDLIFE AREA PLANNING UPDATE – KLAMATH
WILDLIFE AREA AND LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA

Staff will brief the Commission on the draft Wildlife Area Plans for Klamath Wildlife Area and Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area.

Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologis, Lanny Fujishin, Klamath Wildlife Area Manager, Dave Larson, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

February 7 - 8, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Policy Planning Meeting, February 7, 2008
  • American Peregrine Falcon and Arctic Peregrine Falcon for the sport of Falconry
  • Upland Artwork Selection
  • Columbia River Spring Chinook Allocation
  • Pikeminnow Rules
  • 2008 Columbia River Fishing Regulations

March 21, 2008 – North Bend Community Center, North Bend

  • Diamond Lake Briefing
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Regulations
  • Incidental Take Permits
  • Access and Habitat Projects

April 18, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Final drafts 2008 Klamath, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Cervid Rules
  • Columbia River Commercial Fishing Update
  • PFMC Final Options for Ocean Salmon Regulations

May 9, 2008 – La Grande, OR

  • Workshop and Field Tour associated with wind power
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Groundfish Management

June 6, 2008, ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Angling Regulations Process Update
  • Spring Chinook Season Wrap-up Report

July 17 – 18, 2008 – Prineville

  • Sturgeon Update
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update – EE Wilson, Sauvie Island and Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas
  • 2008-2010 Oregon Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Regulations

 


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/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. 

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 receive 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