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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday June 7, 2018 and Friday June 8, 2018

Meeting:

Thursday, June 7, 2018  8:00 AM
Geiser Grand Hotel
1996 Main Street
Baker City, OR 97814

Printable Agenda (pdf)

 

 

Meeting:

Friday, June 8, 2018  – 8:00 AM
Geiser Grand Hotel
1996 Main Street
Baker City, OR 97814

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Cameron Smith, Deputy Director of Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher; Director

Wildlife issues in Baker County

Mark Bennett, Baker County Commissioner

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft April 20, 2018 Commission meeting minutes.

 



Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2019-21 BUDGET

The Commission will be asked to approve the proposed 2019-21 Agency Budget.

Staff:

Cameron Smith, Deputy Director

Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING APPROVAL

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

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager

Public Testimony

Approval



Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: 2019 AUCTION & RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATION

The Commission will be asked to approve recommendations of the Access and Habitat Board and ODFW staff for 2019 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager

Public Testimony

Approval



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: FURBEARER REGULATIONS FOR 2018-2020

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to Furbearer Regulations.

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator

Public Testimony

Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT F: CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF WARM SPRINGS HUNTING AGREEMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve rules to allow off-reservation hunting as outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement between the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and the State of Oregon.

Staff: Kevin Blakely, Wildlife Division Deputy Administrator

Public Testimony

Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT G: MARBLED MURRELET RECLASSIFICATION AND ADOPTION OF SURVIVAL GUIDELINES

The Commission will be asked to amend the State List of Threatened and Endangered Species to reclassify the Marbled Murrelet as endangered, adopt survival guidelines for the species, determine that state lands have a role to play in the conservation of the Marbled Murrelet, and direct staff to notify and consult with affected state agencies.

Staff: Christina Donehower, Strategy Species Coordinator
Rod Krahmer, Forest Program Coordinator
Martin Nugent, Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species Coordinator 

Public Testimony

Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

 

Friday, June 8, 2018
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.

Regarding ODFW depredation investigations

Greg Ammer

Petition to Amend OAR 635-060-0023 (6) regarding preference point reset for Pioneer
License holders.

John Anderson

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT H: COMMERCIAL COASTAL PELAGIC SPECIES FISHERIES REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt by reference federal sardine harvest limits
for July 2018- June 2019

Staff: Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator

Public Testimony

Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

 

EXHIBIT I: COLUMBIA RIVER THERMAL ANGLING SANCTUARIES

The Commission will be updated on the results of technical review and public
process regarding the potential establishment of thermal angling sanctuaries in the
Columbia River.

Staff: Tucker Jones, Ocean salmon/Columbia River Program Manager

Public Testimony

Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

 

EXHIBITJ: BIG GAME REGULATIONS SIMPLIFICATION PROCESS

The Commission be updated on the Big Game Regulation simplification process,
and asked to review and provide comments on draft concepts for simplifying

Staff: Nick Myatt, Grande Ronde Watershed District Manager

Public Testimony

Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS
 
ADJOURN
 
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

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
  • Outfitters and Guides Tag Program – Rulemaking
  • Marten Trapping Ban Petition – Consideration
  • Salmon/Steelhead Regulation Simplification – Director’s Report
  • Annual Pride Awards

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

  • Big Game Seasons and Regulations for 2019 – 2020 – Rulemaking
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding – Approval
  • 2019 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations - Rulemaking

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

  • Edmunds Well at Summer Lake Wildlife Area Land Acquisition –Approval
  • Malheur Lakes Redband Trout Conservation Plan - Rulemaking

November 1, 2018 – Joint Oregon/Washington Meeting

*Written public comment period will open September 15, 2018
Location - TBD

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

  • 2019 Groundfish Fisheries Regulations and 2017 Nearshore logbook
  • Restoration & Enhancement Board project funding
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding/ Board Appointments





PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. June 7, 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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