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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, March 9, 2012

Fish Lake

Meeting

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:00 am
Comfort Suites
McKenzie Room
1730 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Dog Lake in Winter

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:00 am
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports
Bruce Eddy, Chip Dale, Larry Cooper, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Tony Nigro, Captain Jeff Samuels

Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy
Phil Ward, Director, Oregon Water Resources Department
John Jackson, Chair, Water Resources Commission

Expenditure and State Budget Report
Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules
Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf's)

 

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

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft January 6 and February 3, 2012 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board’s recommendations for project funding.

Matt Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: WILDLIFE CONTROL OPERATORS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules to be consistent with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Rules adopted by the Commission on June 2, 2011.

Rick Boatner, Invasive Species Wildlife Integrity Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: REMOVAL OF BALD EAGLES FROM STATE LIST OF THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

The Commission will be asked to approve removing bald eagles from protection under the State List of Threatened and Endangered Species.

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

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: 2012 SPORT ANGLING REGULATIONS CORRECTIONS: SANDY AND HOOD RIVERS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules to correct the 2012 Sandy and Hood River regulations.

Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit F: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board’s recommendations for project funding.

Josie Thompson, Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit G: COMMERCIAL FISHERY REGULATIONS

The Commission will be briefed on reorganization of the commercial fishing regulations in OAR Divisions 004 (Commercial Fisheries other than Salmon and Shellfish); 005 (Commercial Shellfish Fishery); and 006 (Commercial Gear, Licenses, Poundage Fees, Records and Reports).

Aaron Chappelle, Commercial Regulations Project Leader
Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit H: PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL 2012 PRELIMINARY OPTIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON

The Commission will be briefed and asked for direction on the options being considered by PFMC for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean.

Chris Kern, Interim Ocean Salmon Technical Resources Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit I: SALEM HEADQUARTERS ACQUISITION

The Commission will be asked to approve the due diligence items of Phase I of the purchase process.

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration
Greg Parker, Special Projects Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit J: REINSTATEMENT OF PREFERENCE POINTS

The Commission will be asked to review the Director’s decision and decide whether to reinstate preference points for Dexter Zinke.

DeAnna Erickson, License Services Manager
Public Testimony
Action: To be determined

Attachments: (pdf's)

OTHER BUSINESS: Upland Artwork Selection

The Commission will be asked to review entries for Upland Artwork during the Commission’s lunch.

Brandon Reishus, Upland Game Bird and Waterfowl Assistant
Action: Selection



ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

April 20, 2012 – Salem

  • 2012 Regulations for Sardine and Pacific Halibut Fisheries
  • 2012 Ocean Salmon Seasons in State Waters
  • Commercial Dungeness Crab Regulations
  • Johnson Creek Dam Fish Passage Waiver
  • Bear Management Plan - Informational Briefing
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Management Plan
  • Amendments to Division 008 (Wildlife Area Parking Permit) and Division 010 (Habitat Conservation Stamp)

May 2012 – No meeting scheduled

June 7-8, 2012 – Salem

  • 2012 Big Game Regulations
  • Bear Management Plan
  • 2012-2014 Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Regulations
  • 2013 Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Commercial Fishery Regulations

July 13, 2012 – No meeting scheduled; but please reserve this date

August 3, 2012 – Salem

  • 2012-2013 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Projects

September 7, 2012 – Hermiston (Congressional District 2)

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects

October 5, 2012 – Salem

  • 2013 Big Game Regulations

November 2012 – No meeting scheduled

December 7, 2012 – Portland (Congressional District 3)

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on March 9, 2012. 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/.

On March 9, a recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have 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 received 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 their attention in this forum.

PARKING

Parking at the Comfort Suites, McKenzie Room, 1730 NW 9th Street, Corvallis, Oregon 97330, 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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