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COMMISSION AGENDA: October 2, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting

October 2, 2009 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Whalen Island

Printable Agenda

        Meeting: October 2, 2009 (pdf)


Friday, October 2, 2009 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

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

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Summary Report of Reinstatement of Preference Points and Tag Sale Deadline Extension

Staff: Deanna Erickson, Licensing Services Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

Shikar Safari International Award

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.

David E. Filippi
Stoel Rives LLP
Central Oregon Irrigation District and Swalley Irrigation District
Richard Wood
Newport, OR
Anchovies Bait in Yaquina Bay
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve September 4, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit B: 2010 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the administrative rules for the 2010 Big Game Regulations.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
          Don Whittaker, Staff Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Deer buck laying down in the snow

Attachments:

Exhibit C: COMMERCIAL OCEAN DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY MANAGEMENT

The Commission will be briefed on the crab pot limitation program and other issues in the Dungeness crab fishery, and be asked to review and adopt rules regarding permit renewal, gear requirements and fishery participation.

Staff: Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program           Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational and Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit D: EVALUATION OF COUGAR REMOVAL ON HUMAN SAFETY CONCERNS, LIVESTOCK DAMAGE COMPLAINTS, AND ELK COW/CALF RATIOS
                  IN OREGON

The Commission will be briefed on the results of implementing administrative cougar removal to address conflict as directed by the 2006 Cougar Management Plan.

Staff: Don Whitaker, Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

 

Attachments:

Exhibit E: LAND ACQUISITION AT LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the land acquisition of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation property adjacent to the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area.

Staff: Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit F: INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING ON OREGON MARINE RESERVES PROCESS AND RULEMAKING

The Commission will be briefed on the Marine Reserves process and plans for adopting rules to establish, study, monitor, evaluate and enforce a pilot marine reserve at Otter Rock, and a pilot marine reserve and protected area at Redfish Rocks.

Staff: Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:

Exhibit G: LICENSE FEES

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the administrative rules for fees that were increased during 2009 Legislative Session.

               Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration
                         Christine Broniak, Economist
               Public Testimony
               Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:

OTHER BUSINESS

Director’s Reinstatement Preference Points and Appeal
The Commission will hear the first appeal of the decision to not reinstate a hunter’s points.

Staff: Deanna Erickson, Licensing Services Manager

2010 Commission Dates

Executive Session

The Commission will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2) (i), and solely for the purpose of evaluating Director Roy Elicker.

ADJOURN

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Access and Habitat Program Rules
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
  • Oregon Falconry Rules; Authorizing the take of Peregrine Falcons for 2010
  • Disposal of Wildlife Parts
  • Groundfish Fisheries Rulemaking
  • Marine Reserves Rulemaking
  • Temporary Suspension of the Developmental Fisheries Program and Annual Review
  • North Canal Dam Fish Passage Waiver
  • Criminal History Background Checks
  • Master Hunter Violations

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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