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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, August 4, 2017

 

Meeting:

Friday August 4, 2017 – 8:00 AM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission meeting on Periscope
View this Commission meeting on Periscope: Part 1 | Part 2
Friday August 4, 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



 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft June 8 and 9, 2017 Commission meeting minutes.



Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2018 OREGON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Staff: Mike Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board's recommendations for project funding from the May 12, 2017 meeting.

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

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT LANDOWNER BOARD APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve Landowner Board Appointment.

Staff: Isaac Sanders, Access & Habitat Program Coordinator

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

ANNUAL PRIDE AWARDS RECOGNITION

Curt Melcher, Director
Award Presentation begins at 11:00 AM



Exhibit E: DRAFT COUGAR MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be given an informational briefing on the Draft Cougar Management Plan.

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore-Furbearer Program Coordinator

Public Testimony

Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

Proposed 2018 Commission Dates

ADJOURN
 
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

September 15, 2017 – Welches
*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2017

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

October 13, 2017 – Prineville
*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2017

  • Cougar Management Plan Review – Rulemaking
  • Adoption of Administratively Set Fees - Rulemaking

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
  • 2018 Groundfish Fisheries Regulations and 2016 Nearshore Logbook Report - Rulemaking
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding – Approval
  • Criminal History Background Checks - Rulemaking



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. August 4, 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.

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.

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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