SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet July 13 in Lincoln City to review and approve rules relating to the commercial razor clam harvest south of Tillamook Head and hear department staff recommendations regarding suspension of the troll salmon permit lottery for the year, 2007. In addition, ODFW staff will ask the Commission to grant fish passage exemptions for three culverts being replaced in three unnamed tributaries of the North Fork Nehalem River.
During the executive session, the commission will consider employment of a director. Also on the agenda, the Commission will decide to adopt final order on a contested case regarding renewal of a limited entry sardine permit. Although no action is expected, the Commission will be briefed by ODFW staff on updated plans for ODFW-managed wildlife areas Summer Lake and White River Wildlife Areas.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at The Inn at Spanish Head, El Toro Room, 4009 S.W. U.S. Highway 101, Lincoln City, and will proceed chronologically through an agenda available at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.
The Commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state. The seven-member panel meets monthly. Agenda item exhibits may be requested by calling the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044. Agenda items also can be found on ODFW’s website at www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.
The public forum portion of the Commission meetings are held in the morning immediately following the expenditure report. Persons seeking to testify during the public forum on issues not on the formal agenda may do so by making arrangements with the ODFW Director’s Office, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting, by calling 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.