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COMMISSION AGENDA: March 12, 2010
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Workshop

March 11, 2010 - 12:15 pm
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Printable Agenda March 11, 2010 (pdf)

Simpson Reef Overlook - Photo by Meg Kenagy

Meeting

March 12, 2010 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Printable Agenda March 12, 2010 (pdf)


Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:15 p.m.
Landscape Connectivity Overview
12:15 p.m. OPENING COMMENTS AND SHORT OVERVIEW
Staff:   Marla Rae, Chair
            Roy Elicker, Director
            Holly Michael, Conservation Policy Coordinator

12:45 p.m. LANDSCAPE CONNECTIVITY OVERVIEW – OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
The staff will discuss Connectivity as an emerging issue, other related efforts, issues and opportunities, and tools and utility in addressing conservation.
Staff:   Holly Michael, Conservation Policy Coordinator

1:30 p.m. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS – MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF FISH, GAME AND PARKS
The staff will discuss what a DSS is and how agencies can use a DSS for conservation.
Janet Hess-Herbert, Montana Department of Fish, Game and Parks

2:15 p.m. INVOLVING OTHER PARTNERS: FREEDOM TO ROAM
The staff will discuss bringing citizens and corporations to the partnership.
Joanna Prukop, Freedom to Roam (Invited but not confirmed)

3:00 p.m. TRANSBOUNDARY MAPPING OVERVIEW AND OUTCOMES – TWO COUNTRIES, ONE FOREST
Gillian Woolmer, Wildlife Conservation Society

3:45 p.m. WORKSHOP WRAP-UP AND CLOSING COMMENTS
Staff:   Marla Rae, Chair
            Roy Elicker, Director
            Holly Michael, Conservation Policy Coordinator

 

Friday, March 12, 2010 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Large Waves - Photo by Brandon Ford

Briefing on Big Horn Sheep Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) byPayette National Forest
Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager
Suzanne Rainville, Payette Forest Supervisor
Pattie Soucek, Payette Forest Planner
Chans O’Brien, Payette GIS Analyst

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Steve Denney, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Tony Nigro, Captain Walt Markee, Holly Michael

Expenditure Report
Debbie Colbert, 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.

James Schiefelbin
Vancouver, WA
Fee Increase and Landowner Preference Program

 

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve February 5, 2010 Commission meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: 2010 REGULATIONS FOR SARDINE AND PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERIES; PROHIBIT RETENTION OF GREEN STURGEON IN SPORT FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the 2010 Regulations for sardine and halibut fisheries and prohibit retention of green sturgeon in sport fisheries.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: 2010 PRELIMINARY OPTIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON SEASON

The Commission will be briefed and staff will seek input on the range of options for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean.

Ron Boyce, Technical Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: RECREATIONAL STURGEON, COMMERCIAL SHAD, AND MISCELLANEOUS FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2010

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the administrative rules.

John North, Columbia River Fisheries Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Board’s February 19, 2010 recommendations for project funding.

Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit F: DENNIS STURGELL CONTESTED CASE HEARING

The Commission will be asked to review and approve preparation of a Final Order determining if the commercial fishing license and crab permit for Dennis Sturgell should be revoked.

Deanna Erickson, License Services Manager
No Public Testimony Allowed
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

*Documents are electronic and available upon request.

Exhibit G: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Access and Habitat (A&H) Board’s January 2010 recommendations for project funding.

Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit H: WOLF PLAN INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

The Commission will be briefed on the Wolf Management Plan and the upcoming review.

Russ Morgan, Wolf Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf's)

ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS
Wolf in northeast Oregon - Photo by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

April 23, 2010 – Roseburg (Dist. 4)

  • Adopt Rules Related to Wolves Held in Captivity
  • Disposal of Wildlife Parts
  • 2010 Regulations for Ocean Salmon Season
  • Limited Entry Anchovy Petition

May – No meeting scheduled

June 4, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Fish Screening Task Force Member Appointment
  • Bull Run Water Supply Fish Passage Waiver
  • Informational Briefing on Oregon’s Lower Columbia Conservation and Recovery Plan
  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags; Access and Habitat / Big Game
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Furbearer Regulations for July 2010 – June 2012
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Hunter Orange

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

August 6, 2010) – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Shikar Safari International Award
  • Pride Awards
  • 2010-2011 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • Amend Rules related to Wildlife Taxonomy and Wildlife Integrity Rules

September 2, 2010 (Thursday) – (Dist. 1- Location to be determined)

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 1, 2010 – Bend (Dist. 2)

  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Hunter Orange

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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