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COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA: March 17, 2011

Salmonberry at Munson Park

Meeting -

Special Meeting by Conference Call
March 17, 2011 - 9:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, Oregon 97303

This special meeting by conference call is scheduled due to cancellation of March 11, 2011 meeting in Florence, Oregon

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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Listening Post Locations For Commisson's Special Meeting Conference Call
Members of the public may listen to the meeting at one of the following ODFW offices. Anyone wishing to testify on one of the agenda items will be able to do so at one of these locations.

Salem:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Contact: Teri Kucera, (503) 947-6044

Newport:
Marine Resources Program
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
2040 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, Oregon 97365

Contact: Arthur Black, (541) 867-4741

LaGrande:
Northeast Region Office
107 - 20th Street
LaGrande, Oregon 97850

Contact:  Bruce Eddy, (541) 963-2138

Clackamas:
Northwest Region Office
Building 16 Conference Room
17330 SE Evelyn Street
Clackamas, Oregon 97015

Contact:  Chris Wheaton, (971) 673-6007

Bend:
High Desert Region Office
Conference Room
61374 Parrell Road
Bend, Oregon   97702

Contact: Chip Dale, (541) 388-6363

Bend:
Southwest Region Office
Outside Conference Room (West end of building)
4192 N. Umpqua Hwy.
Roseburg, Oregon  97470

Contact:  Larry Cooper, (541) 440-3353


Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 9 a.m.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
The Chewaucan River

Adopt Temporary Rules
Roy Elicker, Director

     List of Temporary Rules


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, or please sign up on the sheets provided the day of the special meeting at one of the Listening Post Locations. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Contact Person with 10 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 - deferred to April 2011 meeting.

 

 

Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat (A&H) Board’s January 2011 recommendations for project funding.

Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN FIVE-YEAR REVIEW PERIOD - deferred to April 2011 meeting.

 

 

Exhibit D: AUTHORITY TO TAKE OR HARASS WILDLIFE - deferred to April 2011 meeting.

 

 

Exhibit E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Board’s February 2011 recommendations for project funding.

Josie Thompson, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit F: 2011 REGULATIONS FOR SARDINE AND PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to approve the 2011 regulations for commercial and recreational Pacific sardine and halibut fisheries.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit G: 2011 REGULATIONS FOR COLUMBIA AND LOWER WILLAMETTE RIVER FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to approve the rules to: 1) establish recreational white sturgeon fishery regulations for the mainstem Columbia and/or Willamette Rivers; 2) adopt commercial regulations the Columbia River and Select Areas; and 3) amend regulations for Treaty fisheries.

John North, Columbia River Fishery Manager, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit H: 2011 PRELIMINARY OPTIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON SEASONS - deferred to April 2011 meeting.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - deferred to April 2011 meeting.


ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

April 22, 2011 - ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2011 Ocean Salmon Regulations for Nearshore Waters
  • Lower Columbia River White Sturgeon Conservation Plan - Review
  • Wildlife Management Plan Five-Year Review Period
  • Authority to Take or Harass Wildlife
  • Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon

May - No meeting scheduled

June 3, 2011 - ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2012 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags – Access and Habitat/Big Game
  • Rehabilitation Rules
  • Hunting Dog and Falconry Training Rules
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Public Process for Angling Regulations Development - Overview
  • Lower Columbia River White Sturgeon Conservation Plan – Approval
  • Commercial Fishery Permit Board Appointments

July – No meeting scheduled

August 5, 2011 – ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2011-2012 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Revised Public Process for Angling Regulations Development - Approval

September 1, 2011 (Thursday) – Seaside (Congressional District 1)

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 7, 2011 – Pendleton (Congressional District 2)

  • 2012 Big Game Regulations

November – No meeting scheduled

December 2, 2011 – Portland Area (Congressional Dist. 3)

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Bear Management Plans

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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