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COMMISSION AGENDA: December 11-12, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Joint Washington & Oregon Commission Meeting:
Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites Portland Airport - Oak Room
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220
Phone (503) 460-3000

Meeting:
Thursday, December 12, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites Portland Airport - Oak Room
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220

Printable Agenda:


Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Commissioners’ Lunch - Pine Room II
 
Welcome / Introductions
 
Approval Of The Agenda
 
Columbia River Fisheries Working Group
 

Staff Briefing On Background
Working Group Recommendations

 
Break
 
Columbia River Fisheries Working Group (Cont)
 

Commission Discussion

 
Adjourn
 

This meeting is open to the public.  The public is invited to join the Commissions for lunch, but lunch will be provided only for Commissioners and Department staff.  If you wish to join the lunch, you are welcome to purchase lunch in The Water’s Grill restaurant, first floor of the Embassy Suites, and join both Commissions for lunch in Pine Room II from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding this Agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue NE, Salem, OR  97303, phone (503) 947-6044, or email Teri.Kucera@state.or.us.
 
Friday, December 12, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

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

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

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.

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
 

Approve November 14, 2008 Commission minutes.

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS
 

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Access and Habitat Board’s October 13, 2008 recommendations for project funding.

Staff:  Matthew Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: ACCESS AND HABITAT BOARD APPOINTMENTS
 

The Commission will appoint a chair and a hunter representative to the Access and Habitat Board.

Staff:   Matthew Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: PROPOSE DRAWING PROCESS FOR PEREGRINE FALCON CAPTURE PERMITS
 

The Commission will be asked to adopt an amended rule to implement a drawing process for Peregrine Falcon Capture permits.

Staff:  Martin Nugent, Wildlife Diversity Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: MANAGEMENT OF SPRING AND SUMMER CHINOOK AND WHITE STURGEON FISHERIES IN THE MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER
 

The Commission will be briefed and asked to provide guidance to the Director and staff on management of spring and summer Chinook non-Treaty fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and the extension of the 2006-2008 white sturgeon management accord for one additional year through 2009.

Staff:  Tony Nigro, Ocean Salmon & Columbia River Program Manager
            John North, Fisheries Management Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

 
Attachments:
Exhibit F: ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES PROGRAM
 

The Commission will be briefed on the 2008 Developmental Fisheries Program activities, and will be asked to adopt the proposed amended rules for the Developmental Fisheries Program and set the 2009 Developmental Fisheries List per statutory requirement.

Staff:  Kelly Ames, Groundfish Management and Developmental Fisheries Program Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: AMENDED PROCESS FOR ADOPTING RULES FOR SARDINE, GROUNDFISH AND NEARSHORE FISHERIES
 

The Commission will be briefed on the amended process for adopting 2009 sport and commercial groundfish fishery regulations and nearshore commercial fishery regulations.

Staff:  Kelly Ames, Groundfish Management and Developmental Fisheries Program Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit H: 25-YEAR RECREATIONAL ANGLING ENHANCEMENT PLAN
 

The Commission will be briefed on the 25-Year Recreational Angling Enhancement Plan.

Staff:  Mary Buckman, Biometrician for Recreational Fisheries Program
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

 
Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

January 9, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Statewide Water Roundtables Briefing
  • Wind Energy Guidelines Briefing
  • 25-Year Recreational Angling Enhancement Plan Rulemaking
  • St. Louis Ponds Rule Amendment
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Little North Fork Santiam River Briefing
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Fern Ridge, Lower Deschutes, Riverside, and Bridge Creek Wildlife Areas
  • Fish, Wildlife and Habitats Adaptation Strategy for Climate Change

February 20, 2009 – Astoria

  • Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement & Agreement in Principle Update
  • 2008 Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Briefing
  • 2008 Economic Survey Briefing
  • Fish Screen Task Force Member Appointments

March 20, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Fish Passage Waiver Request
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season Briefing

April 17, 2009 – Salbasgeon Suites & Conference Center - Corvallis

  • Annual Regulation Adoption for Sardine, Groundfish and Nearshore Fisheries; Nearshore Fishery Logbook Report
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Fern Ridge, Lower Deschutes, Riverside, and Bridge Creek Areas
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season Rulemaking

May 15, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

June 5, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Big Game Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects

July 17, 2009 – Baker City

  • 2010 Commission Schedule
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

August 7, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2009-2010 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 4, 2009 – Grants Pass

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 2, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects

 


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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