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COMMISSION AGENDA: February 14, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

February 14, 2008 1:00 p.m.
Conference Call
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303


February 14, 2008 Agenda  
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Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:00 p.m.

The Commission will be briefed on ongoing negotiations involving Columbia River spring Chinook fisheries and may provide additional guidance for negotiating a fishery management plan with Washington.

Staff:   Curt Melcher, Deputy Director of Fisheries and Wildlife
No Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

*WHERE:  The meeting will take place via telephone conference call.  The public may listen to the discussion via speakerphone in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Room at 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem, Oregon.  No public input will be accepted during the call. 


March 21, 2008 – North Bend Community Center, North Bend

  • Diamond Lake Briefing
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Regulations

April 18, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Final drafts 2008 Klamath, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Cervid Rules
  • Resident Goose Population Control
  • Columbia River Commercial Fishing Update
  • PFMC Final Options for Ocean Salmon Regulations
  • Grand Ronde Ceremonial Harvest
  • Criminal History Background Check Rules

May 9, 2008 – La Grande, OR

  • Workshop and Field Tour associated with wind power
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Groundfish Management

June 6, 2008, ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Angling Regulations Process Update
  • Spring Chinook Season Wrap-up Report

July 17 – 18, 2008 – Prineville

  • Sturgeon Update
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update – EE Wilson, Sauvie Island and Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas
  • 2008-2010 Oregon Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Regulations

August 8, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 – 2009 Game Bird Regulations
  • Preliminary Sportfishing Regulations


The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM, 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

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. 


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 receive 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 five (5) 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.


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 to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda. Please provide 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 thier 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, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE, Salem, OR 97303, 503.947.6044.


Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.


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