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COMMISSION AGENDA: January 8, 2010
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting

January 8, 2010 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Anemone | Photo by Brandon Ford

Printable Agenda (pdf)

        Meeting: January 8, 2010


Friday, January 8, 2010 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Anthony Creek Feedsite Tour | Photo by Nick Myatt

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Steve Denney, Steve Marx, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Steve Williams,
Captain Walt Markee

Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy
Phil Ward, Director for Oregon Water Resources Department
Brenda Bateman, Senior Policy Coordinator

Columbia River Sturgeon and Spring Chinook
Steve Williams, Deputy Administrator, Fish Division
Tony Nigro, Manager, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program

Expenditure Report
Chris Wheaton, Interim Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules
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 December 10, 2009 and December 11, 2009 Commission meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to appoint two positions to the Fish Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Board: Public-at-Large and Sport Fishing Representative.

Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Appointment

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the R&E Board’s November 20, 2009 recommendations for project funding.

Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: LIMITED ENTRY ANCHOVY PETITION

The Commission will be asked to review a Limited Entry Anchovy Petition by Richard Wood.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: SCHEDULE OF DAMAGES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the schedule of damages used in assessing Commercial Fishing Violations during 2010.

Christine Broniak, Staff Economist
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit F: ACCESS AND HABITAT LANDOWNER REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT
The Commission will be asked to review and appoint the Access and Habitat (A&H) Landowner Representative position.

Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Appointment

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit G: AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION PROGRAM

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt rules related to Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits to implement House Bill 2220 and House Bill 2583, enacted by the 2009 Legislative Assembly.

Rick Boatner, Invasive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit H: REMOVAL OF FERAL SWINE

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the administrative rules related to the removal of feral swine to implement House Bill 2221, enacted by the 2009 Legislative Assembly.

Rick Boatner, Invasive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit I: RULES RELATING TO HARRASSMENT OF GAME BIRDS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt administrative rules relating to the harassment of game birds; including permits allowing the running of dogs in game bird habitat to assist with depredation issues.

Brandon Reishus, Assistant Game Bird Biologist
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

February 5, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Trail on Gnat Creek | Photo by Rick Swart
    Wind Energy Program Coordination Overview
  • Mid-Columbia Steelhead Conservation and Recovery Plan Approval
  • Upland Artwork Selection
  • Fish and Wildlife Steward Award Presentation

March 12, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Halibut and Sardine Fishery Regulation Setting
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Disposal of Wildlife Parts

April 23, 2010 – Roseburg (Dist. 4)

  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan

May – No meeting scheduled

June 4, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Pride Awards
  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags; Access and Habitat / Big Game
  • Access and Habitat Projects

July 16, 2010 – No meeting scheduled at this time, but please reserve this date

August 6, 2010 – Location to be determined (Dist. 1)

  • 2010-2011 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 2, 2010 (Thursday) – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 1, 2010 – Bend (Dist. 2)

  • Shikar Safari International Award
  • 2011 Big Game Regulations

November – No meeting scheduled

December 3, 2010 – Portland Area (Dist. 3)

  • 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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