August 30, 2013
SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Sept. 6 at ODFW’s new Headquarters Building, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive, SE, Salem.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. and proceeds through this agenda
The Commission will be briefed on a proposed water exchange at Oxbow Hatchery in Cascade Locks. ODFW is investigating the feasibility of exchanging a small amount of spring water from the hatchery for an equal or larger amount of well water from the City of Cascade Locks. Cascade Locks is exploring the possibility of using the spring water to supply a proposed Nestle water bottling plant the city. The Commission will be accepting only invited testimony during this agenda item.
The Commission will also:
- Consider a grant to continue funding the Abiqua Basin Access Project through the Access and Habitat program
- Hear an informational briefing providing an update about activities related to the Cougar Management Plan
- Consider $181,149 in funding for five restoration and $296,441 for nine enhancement projects recommended by the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board.
The public is welcome to join Commissioners on a tour of the new ODFW headquarters facility beginning at 2 p.m.
The Commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state. The seven-member panel meets monthly.
Public testimony for issues not on the formal agenda will be held Friday morning immediately following the expenditure report. Persons seeking to testify on such issues 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.