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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday December 8, 2017

 

Meeting:

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

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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Friday December 8, 2017
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Staff: Cameron Smith, Deputy Director of Administration

Attachments: (pdf)

Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Update

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator
Darrin Clark, Wildlife Research Project Leader

Wolf Plan Review Stakeholder Panels

The Commission will receive testimony from two panels of invited guests on review of the Wolf Plan.

Wolf Plan Review Stakeholder Panel

Invited Guests Panel Number 1

Cascadia Wildlands
Center for Biological Diversity
Defenders of Wildlife
Oregon Wild

Invited Guests Panel Number 2

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association
Oregon Farm Bureau
Oregon Hunters Association
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher; Director

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft October 13, 2017 Commission meeting minutes.



Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION & HYPOXIA COUNCIL and OREGON AGRICULTURE HERITAGE COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to appoint a fishing representative and a Tribal representative to the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council; and two members with expertise regarding fish and wildlife habitat to the Oregon Agriculture Heritage Commission.

Staff: Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager;
Shannon Hurn; Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife programs; and
Nellie McAdams; Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program, OWEB

Public Testimony

Appointment

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: ROGUE SPRING CHINOOK ANGLING REGULATIONS PETITION

The Commission will be asked to consider a petition to change angling regulations that are guided by an existing conservation plan for spring Chinook in the Rogue River.

Staff: Kevin Goodson, Conservation Planning Coordinator

Public Testimony

Petition


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: VESSEL PERMIT SALES

The Commission will be asked to take action to allow seller to operate vessel in fishery during proceeding without causing excessive harvest pressure on the resource.

Staff: Linda Lytle, License Services Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVAL AND BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board's recommendations for project funding from the September 8, 2017 meeting and appoint a Sport Representative to the R&E Board.  

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

Public Testimony

Approval

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: 2018 GROUNDFISH FISHERIES REGULATIONS AND 2016 NEARSHORE LOGBOOK REPORT

The Commission will be asked to adopt 2018 regulations for recreational and commercial groundfish fisheries and review the 2016 commercial nearshore logbook report.  

Staff: Maggie Sommer, Marine Fisheries Section Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: ODOT CULVERT REPAIR AGREEMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve a new Oregon Department of Transportation culvert repair agreement.   

Staff: Pete Baki; ODOT Fish Passage Liaison
Alan Ritchey, Fish Screens and Passage Coordinator

Public Testimony

Approval

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit H: WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ACT

The Commission will be asked to approve permanent rules on the Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act consistent with Ballot Measure 100 and HB 2576.  

Staff: Rick Boatner, Invasive Species/Wildlife Integrity Coordinator

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit I: MENTORED YOUTH HUNTER PROGRAM

The Commission will be asked to approve rulemaking for extending the Mentored Youth Program by two years, to include youth 14 and 15 years of age as consistent with HB 2566.  

Staff: Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

 

Attachments: (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The 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



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

January 19, 2018 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open November 15, 2017

  • Pink Shrimp Footrope LEDs and Fishery Management Plan Adoption – Rulemaking
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding – Approval
  • Wolf Conservation and Management Plan – Rulemaking
  • Repeal Procurement Administrative Rules – Rulemaking
  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations – Rulemaking
  • Appointment of new Fish Screening Task Force member representing agriculture
  • DOJ Model Public Contract Rules - Rulemaking

February 8, 2018 – Portland Expo Center

  • Reception at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show

February 9, 2018 – Portland
*Written public comment period will open December 15, 2017

  • Criminal History Background Check – Rulemaking
  • Access and Habitat Project Approval and Board Appointments- Approval

March 16, 2018 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open January 15, 2018

April 20, 2018 – Astoria
*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2018

May 2018 – No Meeting Scheduled

June 8, 2018 – Baker City
*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2018

July 2018 – No Meeting Scheduled

August 3, 2018 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2018

September 14, 2018 – Bandon
*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2018

October 12, 2018 – Klamath Falls
*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2018

November 2018 – No Meeting Scheduled

December 7, 2018 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2018





PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

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