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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday April 21, 2017

 

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017; 8:00 – 5:00

Meeting:

Friday April 21, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.
Running Y Ranch
Ponderosa Room
500 Running Y Road
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission meeting on Periscope
View this Commission meeting on Periscope: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Friday April 21, 2017
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Staff: Cameron Smith, Acting Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Director

2016 Wolf Conservation and Management Program Annual Report

Staff: Roblyn Brown, Acting Wolf Program Coordinator

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft March 17, 2017 Commission meeting minutes

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2017 PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERIES REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2017 regulations for recreational and commercial Pacific halibut fisheries.

Staff: Maggie Sommer, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: 2017 OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES AND OCEAN TERMINAL FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to adopt 2017 ocean salmon fishing seasons and terminal fisheries for Oregon state waters.

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


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST REVISION

The Commission will be asked to approve revisions to the Threatened and Endangered Species List to remove Fosket Spring Speckled Dace and Borax Lake Chub.

Staff: Mike Meeuwig, Native Fish Investigations Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: EDMUNDS WELL AT SUMMER LAKE WILDLIFE AREA

The Commission will be asked to approve the Edmonds Well land acquisition.

Staff: Marty St Louis, Summer Lake Wildlife Area Manager
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: ACCESS & HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board's recommendations for project funding.

Staff: Isaac Sanders, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: 2017-18 GAME BIRD REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the game bird season regulations for 2017-2018

Staff: Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Program Coordinator
Brandon Reishus, Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit H: LEFTOVER LIMITED LOP TAGS AND TRANSFER OF TAGS TO TERMINALLY ILL INDIVIDUALS

The Commission will be asked to approve temporary to permanent rules on the process for issuing Leftover Limited Landowner Preference Tags and the mechanism for qualifying terminally ill individuals to obtain controlled or limited hunt tags transferred from an immediate family member.

Staff Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit I: WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW

The Commission will be given an informational briefing on the Draft Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

Staff: Russ Morgan, Wolf Program Coordinator
Public Testimony


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

May 2017 – No meeting scheduled

June 9, 2017 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2017

  • Water Resources Division, Integrated Water Resource Strategy – Director’s Report
  • Crab/ Domoic Briefing -  Director’s Report
  • 2018 Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations – Approval
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding - Approval
  • Commercial Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fisheries – Rulemaking ODOT Culvert Repair Fish Passage Pilot Programmatic Agreement (CRPA) – Interim Report - Informational

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 Gam eRegulations (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. April 21, 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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