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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday February 10, 2017

 

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017; 4:30 – 5:45
Fish and Wildlife Commission Reception
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show
Portland Expo Center, Green Theater
2060 North Marine Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Meeting:

Friday February 10, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square
Metolius River Ballroom
900 SW Washington Square Rd.
Tigard, Oregon 97223

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission meeting on Periscope
View this Commission meeting on Periscope: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Friday February 10, 2017
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Staff: Bill Herber, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Director

Limited LOP Tags for Mule Deer Review Update

Staff: Doug Cottam, Wildlife Division Administrator

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.

Statewide Tags
David Bender, Oregon Hunters Association
Al Elkins, Oregon Hunters Association

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
   

The Commission will be asked to approve draft January 20, 2017 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: UPDATE COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY FISHERY RULES

The Commission will be asked to adopt amendments to Columbia River treaty fishery rules to incorporate new clarifying language approved by the US v. Oregon parties during 2016.

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

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON POPULATION STATUS UPDATE

The Commission will be briefed on the results of the 2016 stock assessment and current population status of lower Columbia River and Willamette River White Sturgeon.

Staff: Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve a resolution supporting the National Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations and federal legislation. Staff: Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator

Staff: Roger Fuhrman;
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROGRAM BIENNIUM REPORT

The Commission will be briefed on the 2015-17 Access & Habitat Program Biennium Report

Staff: Isaac Sanders; Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: WHEELER II ACQUISITION BY DONATION

The Commission will be asked to approve a land acquisition.

Staff: Tim Walters; Umpqua Watershed District Manager
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS
 
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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

March 17, 2017 – Corvallis

*Written public comment period will open January 15, 2017

  • Director’s Performance Evaluation – Executive Session
  • Restoration & Enhancement Project Approval, R&E Annual Report, and STEP Annual Report – Approval
  • 2017 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Briefing – Informational
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding Approval – Approval
  • Threatened and Endangered Species List Update – Rulemaking
  • Limited Landowner Preference Mule Deer Tag Allocation – Rulemaking
  • Renaming River Ranch Parcel of the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area to “Woosley Tract”. – Rulemaking

April 21, 2017 – Klamath Falls

*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2017

  • 2017-18 Game Bird Regulations – Rulemaking
  • 2017 Ocean Salmon Regulations for State Waters – Rulemaking
  • 2017 Sport and Commercial Pacific Halibut Regulations – Rulemaking
  • DRAFT Wolf Plan – Informational
  • Leftover Limited LOP Tags and Transfer Tags to Terminally Ill Individuals - Rulemaking

May 2017 – No meeting scheduled

June 9, 2017 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2017

  • 2018 Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations – Approval
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding - Approval
  • Commercial Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fisheries – Rulemaking

July 2017 – No meeting scheduled

August 4, 2017 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2017

  • Pride Awards Recognition
  • DRAFT Cougar Plan - Informational
  • Restoration & Enhancement Project Approvals – Approval

September 15, 2017 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2017

  • Access & Habitat Project Funding - Approval
  • Big Game Regulations (2018 Tag Setting, Seasons, and Regulations – Rulemaking

October 13, 2017 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2017

  • Cougar Management Plan Review – Action

November, 2017 – No meeting scheduled

December 8, 2017 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2017

  • Restoration & Enhancement Project Approval and Board Member Appointment – Approval
  • Regulations for Groundfish Fisheries and Nearshore Logbook Report – Rulemaking
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding Approval - Approval



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. February 10, 2017, 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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