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COMMISSION AGENDA: Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Executive Session

The Commission will hold an executive session to consult with legal counsel with respect to litigation filed or likely to be filed against the Commission, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2) (h).




Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Director

Attachments: (pdf)


Approve: July and September, 2015 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: Biological status review for the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in Oregon and evaluation of criteria to remove the Gray Wolf from the list of endangered species under the Oregon Endangered Species Act

The Commission will review the biological status of wolves in Oregon and consider the recommendation that the Commission amend OAR 635-100-0125 to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered Species under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.

Staff: Russ Morgan; Wolf Program Coordinator
Public Testimony

Attachments: (pdf)


2016 Proposed Commission Meeting Dates


December 4, 2015 – Portland (Congressional District #3)

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals – Commission Approval
  • Wildlife Control Operators – Rulemaking
  • Rehabilitation and Protected Wildlife –Rulemaking

January 15, 2016 – Salem

  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations
  • Regulations for 2016 groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) fisheries and 2014 nearshore logbook report.

February 11, 2016 – Tigard (Congressional District #1)




The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM November 9, 2015, 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. Lunch will not be provided to the public.


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.

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 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.


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