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COMMISSION AGENDA: August 8, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
August 8, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303
  August 8 , 2008 Agenda

Printable Agenda

Friday, August 8, 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

Mule Deer Action Plan

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Internet Point of Sale

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker Director

Shikar-Safari Award Presentation (before lunch)

Staff: Roy Elicker Director

 
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.

 
Dave Miller
Lebanon, OR
Furtaker License Harvest Report Form
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
 

Approve July 2008 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
  • Not Available
 
Exhibit B: 2008-2009 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS
 

The Commission will review and approve the game bird season regulations for 2008-2009 and
Rules related to the take of Canada Goose Eggs.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: OREGON CONSERVATION STRATEGY / NEARSHORE STRATEGY TWO-YEAR REPORT
 

The Commission will be briefed by staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on the Oregon Conservation Strategy/Nearshore Strategy 2-year report.

Staff: Michael Pope, Conservation Strategy Coordinator, Cristen Don, Marine Reserves Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: BLACK-TAILED DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN
 

This agenda item has been moved to the November 2008 Commission meeting.

 
Exhibit E: PRELIMINARY SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS
 

The Commission will be briefed by staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the development of the 2009 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: STEP ANNUAL REPORT
 

The Commission will be briefed by the Chair of the Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee (STAC) on the STEP Annual Report.

Staff: Richard Heap, STAC Chair
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: PFMC INDIVIDUAL TRAWL QUOTA ALTERNATIVES
 

The Commission will be briefed by staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding an overview of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Individual Trawl Quota preferred alternatives.

Staff: Gway Kirchner, Assistant Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
The Commission will hold an executive session to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the director of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife per ORS 192.660(1)(i).
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

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
  • Fish Screening Task Force Member Appointment

October 9 & 10 , 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • October 9, 2008 Climate Change Workshop
  • 2009 Big Game Regulations
  • Final Draft 2008 EE Wilson and Columbia Basin Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Landowner Preference Program Review
  • Wildlife Area Planning: Sauvie Island and Fern Ridge Wildlife Areas Informational Briefing
  • Residency Requirements
  • Internet Tag Sales

November 14, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Dungeness Crab Fishery Briefing
  • Black-tailed Deer Management plan

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

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Columbia River Sturgeon, Spring Chinook, and Summer Chinook Fisheries
  • PFMC Final Options on Groundfish
  • 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.

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