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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, March 7, 2014

Meeting

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

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Friday, February 7, 2014
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

In written form only

Expenditure and Budget Report

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

Attachments: (pdf)


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 10, 2014 and February 7, 2014 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit B: SEA URCHIN PERMIT LOTTERY SUSPENSION

The Commission will be asked to suspend the sea urchin permit lottery for two years, given stock and fishery conditions.

Scott Groth, Shellfish Biologist
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: WILDLIFE INTEGRITY RULES

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to the Wildlife Integrity Rules.

Rick Boatner, Invasive Species Wildlife Integrity Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT APPROVALS; LANDOWNER REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT; AND HUNTER REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board’s recommendations for project funding, and to approve the appointment of the Landowner Representative and the Hunter Representative on the Board.

Matthew Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: 2013 OREGON WOLF MANAGEMENT REPORT

The Commission will be briefed on the 2013 Oregon Wolf Management Report.

Russ Morgan, Wolf Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: OREGON FALCONRY RULES

The Commission will be asked to amend the administrative rules relating to falconry licenses and permits.

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

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

April 25, 2014 – North Bend

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects; STEP Annual Report
  • Lamprey Harvest at Willamette Falls
  • 2014 Pacific Halibut Fisheries Regulations
  • Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan Briefing

May 16, 2014 – only if needed

June 5-6, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • 2014 Big Game Regulations
  • Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Projects Access and Habitat Auction; Raffle Tag Allocations
  • Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan Rulemaking
  • 2014-2015 Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries

July 11, 2014 – only if needed

August 1, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • 2014-2015 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

 

September 4-5, 2014 – Wallowa County

  • September 4: Tour
  • September 5: Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission Public Meeting
          Access and Habitat Projects

October 9-10, 2014 – Medford

  • October 9: Joint Workshop with California Fish and Game Commission
  • October 10: Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Public Meeting
          2015 Big Game Regulations

November 2014 – No meeting scheduled

December 5, 2014 – Teleconference Meeting Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Access and Habitat Projects

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on March 7, 2014. 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 that you see on the agency’s website.

On March 7, 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 Director’s Report 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.

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, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302, 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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