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COMMISSION AGENDA: July 17-18, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tour:
July 17, 2008 – 7:30 a.m.
Depart Sisters Inn
Reception:
July 17, 2008 - 5:30 p.m.
Five Pine Lodge Conference Center
South Sister Room
1021 Desperado Trail
Sisters, OR 97759

Meeting:
July 18, 2008 - 8:00 a.m.
F ive Pine Lodge Conference Center
Middle Sister Room
1021 Desperado Trail
Sisters, OR 97759-9579

   
July 18 , 2008 Agenda
Printable Agenda


Friday, July 18, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

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

Spring Chinook Season Wrap-Up Report

Staff: Steve Williams, Fish Division Deputy Administrator

Western Mallard Model Update

Staff: Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, 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.

 
Dennis Mike Jackson
Modified Preference Point System
Eugene, OR
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
 

Approve June 2008 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: KLAMATH BASIN FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT
 

The Commission will review and adopt proposed new Klamath Plan Goals, Policies and Objectives associated with the re-introduction of anadromous fish into the Upper Klamath River Basin in Oregon as Oregon Administrative Rules.

Staff:   Roger Smith, Klamath Watershed District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C:
 

The Commission will review and recommend for funding 17 projects recommended by the R&E Board at their May 30, 2008 meeting.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: SUMMARY OF TWO DRAFT WILDLIFE AREA MANAGEMENT PLANS: E.E. WILSON, AND COLUMBIA BASIN WILDLIFE AREAS
 

The Commission will be briefed by staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on a revised management plan for E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area and a new management plan for the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area.

Staff:   Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
            Mike Moore, EE Wilson Wildlife Area Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: OREGON FURBEARER TRAPPING AND HUNTING REGULATIONS FOR 2008- 2010
 

The Commission will review and adopt rules for proposed furbearer harvest and pursuit seasons for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. Approve season dates, open areas and bag limits for furbearers and unprotected mammals.

Staff:   Don Whittaker, Furbearer Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
 

The Commission will review and adopt rules amending procedures for processing public records requests consistent with Senate Bill 554, adopted by 2007 Oregon Legislature.

Staff:   Curt Melcher, Deputy Director, Fish and Wildlife Programs
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
OTHER BUSINESS - 2009 DRAFT OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION SCHEDULE
 

The Commission will review and approve a draft 2009 meeting schedule.

Staff:   Roy Elicker, Director
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

August 8, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 – 2009 Game Bird Regulations
  • Preliminary Sportfishing Regulations
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Conservation Strategy Nearshore/Briefing
  • Black-tailed Deer Management Plan
  • PFMC Individual Trawl Quota Alternatives
  • Resident Goose Population Control

September 11 & 12, 2008 – Forest Grove

  • September 11, 2008 Field Tour
  • Sportfishing Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Integrity Rules
  • Cervid Disease Surveillance List/Sale of Cervid Parts

October 9 & 10 , 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Climate Change Workshop
  • 2009 Big Game Regulations
  • Final Draft 2008 EE Wilson, Fern Ridge and Columbia Basin Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Informational Briefing
  • Landowner Preference Fishery Briefing

November 14, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Fish Screening Task Force Member Appointments
  • Dungeness Crab Fishery Briefing

December 11 & 12, 2008 – Portland Airport Location
December 11, 2008 Joint Meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Pacific Fishery Management Council Final Options on Groundfish
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Columbia River Sturgeon and Spring Chinook Salem Fisheries
  • Commercial Nearshore Fisheries

 

 


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.