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COMMISSION AGENDA: April 23, 2010
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tour

April 22, 2010 – 10:00 a.m.
Depart ODFW Southwest Regional Office
4192 N Umpqua Hwy
Roseburg, OR 97470

Printable Agenda April 22, 2010 (pdf)

Fish Lake - Photo by Claudia Vandyke

Meeting

April 23, 2010 - 8:00 am
City of Roseburg Council Chambers
900 S.E. Douglas Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Printable Agenda April 23, 2010 (pdf)


Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. Depart ODFW Southwest Regional Office

10:30 a.m. Rock Creek Hatchery fish ladder project

– Project update with Tim Walters, Umpqua District Watershed Manager

11:00 a.m. ROCK-ED Earth Day Ground-Breaking Ceremony

– High school students who helped design the educational facility and representatives from several sponsors will break ground on ROCK-ED Outdoor Education Center. A short presentation follows.

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. BBQ lunch and hatchery tour

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. North Bank Habitat Management Area

– Columbian White-tailed deer netting demonstration.
– White-tail deer management with Tod Lum, Umpqua District Wildlife Biologist

3:00 p.m. Winchester Dam

– Fish viewing area and counting station with Laura Jackson, Umpqua District Fish Biologist and Fabian Carr, fish counter.

3:45 p.m. Arrive at ODFW Southwest Regional Office

Friday, April 23, 2010 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Steve Denney, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Steve Williams, Lt. Mike Dingeman, Holly Michael

Expenditure Report
Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules
Roy Elicker, Director

Imnaha Alpha Male - Photo by Oregon Fish and Wildlife

635-013-0009
Oregon Terminal Area and Ocean Sport Salmon Fisheries to Remain Closed

Adopted March 10, 2010; effective March 15, 2010 through September 10, 2010.
Amended rule keeps closed all Oregon ocean sport salmon fisheries previously scheduled to open on March 15, 2010. Rule modifications are consistent with action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council(PFMC).

635-042-0145
Commercial Fishing Period Added to Youngs Bay Select Area Salmon Season

Adopted March 23, 2010; effective March 24, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
Amended rule authorizes an additional 12-hour commercial fishing period, from 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25 through 6:00 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 to the list of previously authorized fishing periods in the ongoing non-Indian commercial gillnet salmon fishery in the Youngs Bay Select Area, upstream of the old Youngs Bay Bridge. Revisions are consistent
with action taken March 23, 2010 by the State of Oregon.

635-042-0022
2010 Commercial Spring Chinook Fishery in the Columbia River

Adopted March 29, 2010; effective March 30, 2010 through April 30, 2010.
Amended rule allows the non-Indian commercial spring Chinook fishery in the mainstem of the Columbia River to commence on March 30, 2010, from the river mouth upstream to the I-205 Bridge. Modifications are consistent with joint state action taken March 29, 2010 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

635-065-0765
Tagging, Possession, Transportation and Evidence of Sex

Adopted: March 29, 2010; effective March 30, 2010 through September 25, 2010
In June 2003, the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted rules banning the importation of certain cervid parts from those states with documented cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The rules noted that the Department would add additional states to the rules as new cases of CWD were documented. Based on new information, the Director amends the rule to add North Dakota to the list of states from which cervid parts may not be imported.

635-006-0215
Allow Conversion of Glazed Sablefish Processed at Sea to Round Weight Pounds

Adopted March 29, 2010; effective April 1, 2010 through September 27, 2010.
Amended rule allows fishers with Federal Groundfish Fixed Catcher Processor permits who process sablefish at sea to accurately record glazed sablefish pounds on a Fish Receiving Ticket. Wholesale fish dealers, canners, and buyers must report in round weight on the Fish Receiving Ticket using the conversion factor 0.95 to one.

635-042-0145 and 635-042-0180
Rescind Previously Authorized Fishing Periods for Deep River and Youngs Bay Select Areas Fisheries

Adopted April 1, 2010; effective April 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
Amended rules rescind previously authorized fishing periods in the winter non-Indian commercial seasons for Chinook salmon, white sturgeon, and shad in the Deep River and Youngs Bay select areas of the Columbia River. Rescinded fishing periods are: From 7:00 p.m. April 5 to 7:00 a.m. April 6 (12 hours) and 7:00 p.m. April 7 to 7:00 a.m. April 8, 2010 (12 hours) in Deep River; and 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. April 5, 2010 (4 hours) in Youngs Bay. Modifications are consistent with action taken April 1, 2010 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

635-042-0022
Additional Commercial Spring Chinook Fishing Period in the Columbia River Mainstem

Adopted April 5, 2010; effective April 7, 2010 through April 30, 2010.
Amended rule allows the addition of a 4-hour fishing period to the non-Indian commercial spring Chinook season in the mainstem Columbia River commencing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the I-205 Bridge. Modifications are consistent with joint state action taken April 5, 2010 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

635-023-0134
Open Spring Chinook Sport Fishery On the Snake River Below Hells Canyon Dam

Adopted April 12, 2010; effective April 24, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
Amended rule opens a spring Chinook fishery from the Dug Bar Boat Ramp upstream to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam on the Snake River, beginning on April 24, 2010 to coincide with the State of Idaho's regulations for this fishery.

635-014-0090
Additional Harvest Opportunity During Shortened Fishing Season on Hebo Lake

Adopted April 13, 2010; effective April 21, 2010 through September 30, 2010.
Amended rule removes all daily catch and possession limits and harvest length restrictions for trout in Hebo Lake from Sunday, April 25 through Sunday, May 2, 2010. US Forest Service (USFS) plans to close access on May 2 as part of a project to drain and dredge the lake. ODFW and USFS will cooperatively salvage fish from the lake as it drains. This closure is earlier than published in the 2010 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Access to the lake by the public is expected to resume sometime in September 2010.

635-041-0005, 635-041-0015, 635-041-0020 and 635-041-0025
Permits Subsistence Fishing Below Bonneville Dam by Warm Springs and Umatilla Tribes

Adopted April 14, 2010; effective April 15, 2010 through October 11, 2010.
Amended rules permit certain Treaty Indian subsistence fisheries in the mainstem of the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam. Modifications are consistent with Memoranda of Understanding between the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, signed April 14, 2010.

635-023-0125
Recreational Spring Chinook Season in Select Areas of the Columbia River Closed

Adopted April 20, 2010; effective April 24, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
Amended rule closes the recreational spring Chinook season in the select Areas of the Columbia River beginning Saturday, April 24 through Tuesday, June 15, 2010. The recreational fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam, including the Select Areas have met the management guideline. Revisions are consistent with action taken April 20, 2010 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

635-042-0145, 635-042-0160, 635-042-0170 and 635-042-0180
Rescind Previously Authorized Fishing Periods for the Columbia River Select Area Spring Fisheries

Adopted April 20, 2010; effective April 21, 2010 through July 31, 2010.
Amended rules rescind previously authorized fishing periods in the spring non-Indian commercial seasons for Chinook salmon, white sturgeon and shad in the Deep River, Tongue Point/South Channel, Blind Slough/Knappa Slough and Youngs Bay select areas of the Columbia River. Rescinded fishing periods were previously scheduled from April 21 through June 11, 2010. Modifications are consistent with action taken April 20, 2010 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

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.

Craig Starr
Lebanon, OR
Youth Elk Hunts
Wayne Endicott
Springfield, OR
Youth Cow Hunts

 

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES – Minutes have been deferred to the Commission’s June 4, 2010 meeting in Salem.

Approve March 11-12, 2010 Commission workshop and meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: ADOPT RULES RELATED TO WOLVES HELD IN CAPTIVITY

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt proposed administrative rules related to holding permits for Canis Lupis.

Martin Nugent, Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: DISPOSAL OF WILDLIFE PARTS

The Commission will be asked to review and amend rules related to the disposal of wildlife parts.

Bruce Eddy, Grande Ronde Watershed Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: 2010 OCEAN SALMON REGULATIONS FOR NEARSHORE WATERS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean.

Ron Boyce, Technical Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: 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)

EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Commission will hold an executive session to consult with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed (ORS 192.660(2)(h)) and to consider attorney-client privileged information (ORS 192.660(2)(f)).
ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS
Father and son at the tide pools - Photo by Kathy Munsel

May – No meeting scheduled

June 3-4, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2011-2013 Agency Requested Budget
  • Fish Screening Task Force Member Appointment
  • Bull Run Water Supply Fish Passage Waiver
  • Informational Briefing on Oregon’s Lower Columbia Conservation and Recovery Plan
  • 2010 Coastal Fall Chinook and Coho Regulations for the Terminal Fisheries
  • Regulations for 2010 Columbia River Summer and Fall Recreational Fisheries
  • Grass Carp Rule Exemption Request
  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
    • Includes Informational briefing on Hunter Orange
  • Raffle/Auction Tags; Access and Habitat/Big Game
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Furbearer Regulations for July 2010 – June 2012
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan

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
  • 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Surplus Eggs and Fish in ODFW Hatchery Programs
  • Public Access to ODFW Fish Hatcheries
  • Oregon’s Lower Columbia Conservation and Recovery Plan Approval

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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