OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

May 9, 2003 8:00am until complete

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Portland Headquarters, 2nd Floor Commission Room
2501 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Managers’ Update
Oregon Plan Biennial Report
Temporary Rules

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Revenue and Expenditure Report

February and March Minutes - Exhibit: A

EXHIBIT ITEMS

Prospect 1, 2, and 4 Hydroelectric Project Fish - Exhibit: B

Passage Waiver

Department staff will ask the Commission to approve PacifiCorp’s request for a waiver of fish passage for North Fork Dam on the Upper Rogue River. In Lieu of fish passage PacifiCorp proposed to mitigation in Little Butte Creek.

Staff: Dave McAllister and Ken Homolka
Guest Speaker: Toby Freeman, PacifiCorp
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. ODFW Letter to Interested Parties, April 11, 2003
3. ODFW Letter to PacifiCorp regarding Fish Passage, November 19, 2002
4. Fish Passage Waiver Application, March 24, 2003

    1. Photographs
    2. Maps: 15, 16, 17, 18

5. ODFW Net Benefit Analysis, April 1, 2003
6. Proposed Fish Passage Waiver Agreement

 

Upland Game Bird Stamp - Exhibit: C

Department staff will ask the Commission to amend rules regarding the Upland Game Bird Stamp by establishing dates and bird species for submission of artwork.

Staff: Brad Bales
Public Testimony
Action: Guidance

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Hearing notice, statement of need, fiscal impact (not available online)
3. Staff Summary (not available online)
4. Oregon Administrative Rules

Wildlife Hunting and Trapping Within The City Exhibit - D

limits of paisley and town of lakeview

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt a temporary rule to allow ODFW to trap or hunt nuisance wildlife within the city limits or Paisley and town of Lakeview and relocate nuisance wildlife to other areas.

Staff: Craig Foster
Public Testimony
Action: Temporary Rulemaking

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Statement of Need and Justification(not available online)
3. Temporary Administrative Rule
4. Cover letter from City of Paisley and Resolution No. 04-03 (not available online)
5. Cover letter from Town of Lakeview and Resolution No. 542 (not available online)

BIG GAME BRIEFING Exhibit -E

Department staff will provide the Commission an initial informational briefing on Big Game Regulations for 2003-2004.

Staff: Tom Thornton
Public Testimony
Action: Information Only

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Highlights for 2002 & 2003 Big Game Hunting Regulations

SNOWY PLOVER UPDATE Exhibit - F

Department staff will provide the Commission an update on the status of the species in Oregon.

Staff: Charlie Bruce
Public Testimony
Action: Information Only

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Staff Report

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES — ADOPTION OF FINAL ORDER OF Exhibit -G

CONTESTED CASSES — DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES PERMITS

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt final orders on contested cases with respect to Developmental Fisheries Permits.

Staff: Patty Burke and Jean McCrae
Action: Adoption

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT (R&E) PROGRAM PROJECT Exhibit - H

APPROVAL

Department staff will ask the Commission to approve Restoration and Enhancement projects approved by the R&E Board at their meeting on April 4, 2003.

Staff: Dan Van Dyke
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Summary of projects recommended by the R&E Board at their April 4, 2003 meeting in Springfield (01-03)
3. Summary of projects recommended by the R&E Board at their April 4, 2003 meeting in Springfield (03-05)
4. Public Comments

GRASS CARP STOCKING EXCEPTION RULE Exhibit - I

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules regarding exceptions to current grass carp stocking requirements as well as a few clarifications of current rules.

Staff: Tom Stahl
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary (not available online)
2. Draft Rules (not available online)
3. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing (not available online)
4. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact (not available online)
5. Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement (not available online)
6. ODFW South Coast District Summary of Laurel Lake (not available online)
7. USGS Summary of Grass Carp (not available online)
8. Public Comments (not available online)

HATCHERY MANAGEMENT POLICY Exhibit -J

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules for Hatchery management policy.

Staff: Ed Bowles
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:

1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing; Statement of Need, and Fiscal Impact (not available online)
3. Draft Fish Hatchery Management Policy and Fish Health Management Policy Administrative Rules
4. Summary of public comments with staff response
5. Policy development process time line
6. Second external workshop notes

2003 PACIFIC LAMPREY HARVEST AT WILLAMETTE FALLS: Exhibit: K

BAG LIMITS

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules that set 2003 Pacific Lamprey season at Willamette Falls including bag limit recommendations.

Staff: Charlie Corrarino and Kathryn Kostow

Public Testimony

Action: Rule

Attachments:

Public Comments (not available online)

Other Business

Executive Session — Pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(H), Consultation with legal counsel

ODFW Pride Awards/Dave Liscia Volunteer Award and Shikar-Safari Enforcement Officer of the Year Presentation

FUTURE PROPOSED TOPICS

June 6, 2003 Pendleton, OR

2003-2004 Big Game Regulations and Access and Habitat 2004 Auction and Raffle — RulemakingThornton, Whittaker and Barnes

Access and Habitat Projects Funding Approval — ActionBarnes

July 11, 2003 Portland, OR

Furbearing and Unprotected Mammal Regulation — RulemakingStaff Biologist

Updated: May 8, 2003