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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, 2016

Meeting:
Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:
Friday, June 10, 2016 – 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Thursday, June 9, 2016
EXHIBIT A: PROTECTED WILDLIFE, HOLDING AND PROPAGATING

The Commission will be asked to adopt staff recommendations for Protected Wildlife, Holding and Propagating Rules.

Staff: Colin Gillin, State Wildlife Veterinarian
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: PERMANENT ADOPTION OF WILDLIFE CONTROL OPERATORS TEMPORARY RULE

The Commission will be asked to amend 635-435-0010(3) regarding Wildlife Control Operators activities for all bat species as proposed by staff.

Staff: Rick Boatner, Invasive Species, Wildlife Integrity Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: FURBEARER AND UNPROTECTED MAMMAL REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to Furbearer Regulations

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore/Furbearer Coordinator
Public Testimony:
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: 2016-2017 BIG GAME TAG NUMBERS AND SEASONS, REGULATIONS AND TAG NUMBERS FOR 2017 BIG GAME HUNTING

The Commission will be asked to approve big game tag numbers, seasons and regulations for 2016-2017, and approve big game tag numbers for 2017-2018.

Staff: Tom Thornton Game Program Manager
Don Whittaker, Ungulate Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: MULE DEER AND ELK MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES

The Commission will be given an informational briefing on mule deer and elk management objectives.

Staff: Doug Cottam, Watershed District Manager
Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 

PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 1:00 PM June 9, 2016, 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/Comm/schedule.htm .

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 three (3) 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, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302, 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.

Friday, June 10, 2016
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Staff: Bill Herber

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Director

State Statesman Award

Presenter: George Houston, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep

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 F: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft, November 9, December 4, 2015, and January 15, 2016 Commission minutes.

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: 2017 ACCESS AND HABITAT AUCTION AND RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve auction and raffle tag allocations for 2017.

Staff: Don Whittaker, Ungulate Management Coordinator
Isaac Sanders, Access & Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit H: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING and HUNTER REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board recommendations for project funding and appointment of a Hunter Representative.

Staff: Isaac Sanders, Access & Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT I: COMMERCIAL COASTAL PELAGIC SPECIES (CPS) FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to adopt federal fishery regulations for Pacific sardine and Pacific mackerel in 2016-2017 and multi-year fishery specifications for monitored and prohibited CPS stock categories; permanent state regulations for CPS fisheries and inspection authority for commercial licenses, fishing gear and fish and wildlife.

Staff: Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator
Public Testimony:
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT J: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to approve three projects recommended by the Restoration and Enhancement Board at their May 20, 2016 meeting (Cycle 5), that must begin prior to the August Commission meeting when the remaining projects are scheduled to be presented.

Staff: Kevin Herkamp, STEP and R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit K: 2015-17 BUDGET

The Commission will be asked to approve the proposed 2017-19 Agency Budget.

Staff: Bill Herber, Deputy Director for Administration
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

 
ADJOURN
 

PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. June 10, 2016, 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/Comm/schedule.htm.

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. Lunch will not be provided to the public.

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 three (3) 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 by the Commission Chair immediately following the Director’s report portion of the agenda. Please provide twenty (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 Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302, 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.

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
* Written public comments for future Commission Topics can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting date at ODFW.Commission@state.or.us or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302

July – No Meeting Scheduled

August 5, 2016 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2016

  • Pride Award Recognitions
  • Restoration & Enhancement Projects – Approval
  • Mule Deer & Elk Management Objectives – Rulemaking
  • Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Review – Informational
  • 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations – Rulemaking
  • Regulations for the 2016 Coastal Coho Fisheries - Rulemaking

September 2, 2016 – Welches 
*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2016

  • Access & Habitat Projects – Approval
  • Forage Fish Management Plan - Rulemaking

October 7, 2016 – La Grande
*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2016

  • Cougar Management Plan Review – Informational
  • Wolf Conservation and Management Plan – Rulemaking

November – No Meeting Scheduled

December 2, 2016 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2016

  • Access & Habitat Projects – Approval
  • Restoration & Enhancement Projects  - Approval
  • Cougar Management Plan - Rulemaking
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