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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday February 12; Friday February 13, 2015

Meeting:
Thursday February 12, 2015, 9:00 AM
Friday February 13, 2015, 8:00 AM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Thursday's Printable Agenda (pdf)
Friday's Printable Agenda (pdf)

 

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Thursday February 12, 2015
WELCOME

Enrique Sama will describe the Question and Answer Process

Enrique Sama, Executive Recruiter, Oregon Department of Administrative Services

INTRODUCTIONS

Enrique Sama will introduce the finalists for the Director’s position and ask each finalist questions selected for comments provided by the public and staff.

Enrique Sama, Executive Recruiter, Oregon Department of Administrative Services

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Friday February 13, 2015
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Bill Herber, Interim Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Interim Director

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 9, 2015 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: HABITAT CONSERVATION, WATERFOWL, and UPLAND GAME BIRD STAMP ART CONTESTS

Adopt amended rules for the Habitat Conservation, Waterfowl, and Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest.

Staff: Kelly Walton, Assistant Game Bird Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: MULE DEER INITIATIVE BRIEFING

Informational briefing on management actions being implemented as part of the Mule Deer Initiative such as habitat manipulation, travel restrictions, disease and predator management.

Craig Foster, District Wildlife Biologist, Lakeview
Public Testimony
Action: Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS

Final interviews for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director

Action: Interviews

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINES Executive Session

The Commission will hold an executive session to conduct Director Interviews and consider employment of a director, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(a).

The Commission will reconvene in public session to authorize offering the job to one of the candidates, or to continue the search.



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FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

March 6, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

 Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
 Access and Habitat Project Approvals and Representative Appointment

April 24, 2015 – Bend (Congressional District #2)

 Wildlife Control Operators
 Informational Briefing on Wolf Delisting Proposed Rulemaking
 Oregon Conservation and Oregon Nearshore Strategies Revision Update
 Regulations for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
 2015 Regulations for Pacific Halibut Fisheries

May 15, 2015 – No meeting; only if needed

June 5, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

 2015 Big Game Regulations
 Access and Habitat Project Approvals
 2016 Access and Habitat Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations
 Lower Deschutes River Ranch Land Acquisition
 Wolf Delisting Rulemaking
 2015-16 Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries

July 10, 2015 – No meeting, only if needed

August 7, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

 Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
 2015-2016 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
 Oregon Conservation and Nearshore Strategies Revision Update
 Regulations for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries

September 4, 2015 – Seaside (Congressional District #1)

 Access and Habitat Project Approvals
 Oregon Conservation and Oregon Nearshore Strategies

October 9, 2015 – Florence (Congressional District #2)

 2016 Big Game Regulations

November 2015 – No meeting scheduled

December 4, 2015 – Portland (Congressional District #3)

 Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
 Access and Habitat Project Approvals

 


PLEASE NOTE

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.

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. At 1:00 PM, members of the public may bring unscheduled items before the Commission. The Commission will take this testimony for approximately 30 minutes. A time period of five (5) minutes will be allowed for each individual. Please notify the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 if you wish to testify.

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.

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 at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 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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