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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday March 16, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Commission Tour

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Lobby
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Tour Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday, March 16, 2018 – 8:00 AM Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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Friday March 16, 2018
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Cameron Smith, Deputy Director of Administration

Staff report on Nov. 2017 workshop on EPAs Columbia River Cold Water Refuges Project

Art Martin, Columbia River Program Section Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher; Director

Attachments: (pdf)

PUBLIC FORUM

Note: This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

License Requirement for dog trials or training

Annette Pacheco, AKC Master National Hunt

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft February 9, 2018 Commission meeting minutes.



Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING AND BOARD APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board recommendations for project funding and appoint the Board Chair.

Staff: Isaac Sanders, Access & Habitat Coordinator

Public Testimony

Approval and Appointment


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: SAUVIE ISLAND WILDLIFE AREA SEASONAL ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS

The Commission will be asked to amend the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area rules to prohibit the possession and use of alcohol seasonally from May 1 through September 30.

Staff: Jeff Boechler, Watershed Manager, North Willamette Watershed District

Public Testimony

Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to approve the R&E Board's recommendations for project funding from their Jan 5, 2018 meeting (Cycle 4a)

Staff: Kevin Herkamp, STEP & R&E Coordinator

Public Testimony

Approval



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: MODIFICATIONS TO THE RECREATIONAL RED ABALONE FISHERY

The Commission will be asked to adopt proposed modifications to Oregon’s recreational abalone fishery to adapt to environmental and population changes.

Staff: Scott Groth, Pink Shrimp, and South Coast Shellfish Project Leader

Public Testimony

Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT F: 2018 OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

The Commission will be updated on 2018 ocean salmon fishery planning leading up to the May 1, 2018 salmon season start date.

Staff: Chris Kern, Deputy Fish Division Administrator

Public Testimony

Informational



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT G: 2017 COLUMBIA RIVER FISHERIES UPDATE

The Commission will be updated on the results of 2017 commercial and recreational fisheries and status of summer steelhead in 2018 fisheries.

Staff: Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager
John North, Columbia River Fisheries Manager

Invited Testimony only; Columbia River Fisheries Update Guest Panels
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will hold an executive session to consult with legal counsel concerning its legal rights and duties with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(h) and to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(i).

OTHER BUSINESS
 
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FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

Written public comments for future Commission Topics can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting date at ODFW.Commission@state.or.us or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302.

April 19, 2018 – Commission Tour
April 20, 2018 – Astoria
*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2018

  • Annual Wolf Population Update – Director’s Report
  • 2018-19 Oregon Game Bird Regulations - Rulemaking
  • 2018 Pacific Halibut Fisheries Regulations- Rulemaking
  • Record Keeping Requirements for Commercial Dungeness Crab Sales – Rulemaking
  • Restoration & Enhancement Board's recommendation for project funding
  • 2018 Ocean Salmon Fisheries and Terminal Fisheries – Rulemaking

May 18, 2018 –

June 7, 2018 – Baker City
*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2018

  • Big Game Regulation Simplification Process – Directors Report
  • 2019 - 2021 Budget - Rulemaking
  • Commercial Coastal Pelagic Species Regulations - Rulemaking
  • Marbled Murrelet Reclassification and Survival Guidelines – Rulemaking

June 8, 2018 – Baker City
*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2018

  • 2019 Auction and Raffle Tag Allocation - Approval
  • Access and Habitat Project Funding – Approval
  • Furbearer Regulations for 2018 - 2020 – Rulemaking
  • Malheur Lakes Redband Trout Conservation Plan – Informational
  • Columbia River Thermal Angling Sanctuaries – Informational 

July 2018 – No Meeting Scheduled

August 3, 2018 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2018

  • Restoration & Enhancement Board's recommendation for project funding
  • Licensing Rule Modification and Repeal – Rulemaking

September 13, 2018 – Commission Tour
September 14, 2018 – Bandon
*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2018

  •  Big Game Regulations for 2019 – 2020 – Rulemaking
  • Access and Habitat Project Funding - Approval

October 11, 2018 – Commission Tour
October 12, 2018 – Klamath Falls
*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2018

November 2018 – No Meeting Scheduled

December 7, 2018 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2018

  • Access and Habitat Project Funding - Approval





PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. March 16, 2018, 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 http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Comm/schedule.htm .

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.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY
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
Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES
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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