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COMMISSION AGENDA: May 15, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
May 15, 2009 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, OR 97303

 

Printable Agenda

Meeting: May 15 , 2009 (pdf)


Friday, April 17, 2009 8:00 a.m.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Russ Stauff, Tony Nigro, Walt Markee, Roger Fuhrman

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 April 17, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: DIAMOND LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be asked to review the draft Diamond Lake Management Plan and provide comment to staff.

Staff: Laura Jackson, Umpqua District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2009 REGULATIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON SEASON FOR STATE WATERS AND COLUMBIA RIVER AREAS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the rules establishing the regulations for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River.

Staff: Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Adopt

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: WILDLIFE AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN: FERN RIDGE WILDLIFE AREA

Exhibit D has been deferred to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s meeting on June 5, 2009 in Salem, Oregon

The Commission will be asked to review and amend the goals and objectives of the Wildlife Area Management Plan for the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area, and to amend and adopt OAR Chapter 635, Division 008.

Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE REVOCATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and initiate contested case proceedings to revoke commercial fishing licenses of persons convicted to three or more fishing violations in three years, and to appoint a License Revocation Board consisting of three commercial crabbers on the Commercial Fishery Permit Board to advise the Commission in these cases.

Staff: Deanna Erickson, Licenses Services Manager
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

June 5, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Pride and Liscia Awards
  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Big Game Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Cervid Disease Surveillance List
  • 2009 Coastal Fall Chinook and Coho Regulations for Terminal Fisheries
  • Fish Screen Task Force Member Appointment
  • Wildlife Area Management Plan: Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

July 17, 2009 – Baker City

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • 2010 Commission Schedule

August 7, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Wind Energy Update
  • 2009-2010 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Diamond Lake Management Plan Approval
  • Preliminary Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Regulation Setting for Commercial Harvest of Anchovies as Bait

September 4, 2009 – Grants Pass

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 2, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

 


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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