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COMMISSION AGENDA: August 5, 2016

Meeting:
Friday, August 5, 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)

Friday, August 5, 2016
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Staff: Bill Herber

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Director

Alternate Funding Taskforce Update
The Commission will be given a status update

Staff: Mark Labhart, Jim Owens

Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Review
The Commission will be given an informational update on the Wolf Plan Review

Staff: Russ Morgan, Wolf Program Coordinator

Annual Pride Awards Recognition

Curt Melcher, 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.

Janice Laviolette, Business Owner
Coastal Fishing Regulations/ Nehalem River fishing and crabbing Janice Laviolette, Business Owner

David Moskowitz, The Conservation Angler
Angling regulations on the Columbia River David Moskowitz, Conservation Anglers


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft, January 15 and February 12, 2016 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2017 OREGON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Staff: Mike Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS, R&E BOARD APPOINTMENT, AND STEP ANNUAL REPORT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board's recommendations for project funding from the May 20, 2016 meeting, appoint a new Seafood Processor to the R&E Board, and will receive a briefing on the 2015 STEP annual report.

Staff: Kevin Herkamp, STEP and R&E Program Coordinator
Jim Phelps, Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee Chair
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: REGULATIONS FOR 2016 COASTAL COHO FISHERIES - CANCELLED


 


Exhibit E: MULE DEER AND ELK MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES

The Commission will be asked to adopt mule deer and elk management objectives.

Staff: Doug Cottam, South Willamette Watershed District Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will now meet in executive sessionThe Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(f) and ORS 192.660(2)(h) which allow the Commission to meet in executive session to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection and to consult with legal counsel with respect to litigation filed or likely to be filed against the Commission.

OTHER BUSINESS

Proposed 2017 Commission Meeting Dates

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & 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

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

  • Access & Habitat Projects – Approval
  • Forage Fish Management Plan - Rulemaking
  • Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit – Informational
  • Petition for Uplisting Marbled Murrelet - Approval

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

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


November – TBD – Salem
*Written public comment period will open September 15, 2016

  • Update on Columbia River Harvest Reform - Informational

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
  • Columbia River Harvest Reform – Rulemaking
  • Draft Wolf Conservation and Management Plan - Informational

PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. August 5, 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.

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