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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday September 14, 2018

Tour:

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – 8:00-4:00
Bandon Inn
355 Hwy 101
Bandon, Oregon 97411

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 – 8:00 AM
Bandon Community Center
1200 11th St SW,
Bandon, OR 97411

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission
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Thursday September 13, 2018
FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION TOUR (Open to the public)
8:00 Introductions - Bandon Inn Lobby
8:15 Load vans, Depart for Tioga Sports Park
8:40 Tioga Sports Park Shooting Range
  Background for development of Tioga Sports Park-Importance for R3
 

Staff: Chis Willard, Statewide Recruitment and Retention Coordinator; and
Roger Fuhrman, Information and Education Division Administrator

  Vision for the Sports Park
 

Staff: John Toman

  Connection of Tioga Sports Park with Coquille Valley Wildlife Area
 

Staff: Stuart Love, Wildlife District Biologist

9:15 Load vans, Depart to Coquille Valley Wildlife Area
10:00 Coquille Valley Wildlife Area North Bank Access and Habitat Improvement Project
  Coquille Valley Wildlife Area background, restoration and management;
  Coquille Working Landscapes
 

Staff: Stuart Love, Wildlife District Biologist

  North Bank Access and Habitat Restoration impacts
 

Staff: Mike Gray, Fish District Biologist

10:30 Load vans, Depart to Sturdevant Park Boat Ramp in Coquille
11:00 Sturdevant Park Boat Ramp, Coquille
  Restoration efforts at Boat Ramp
 

Staff: Kevin Urban, City of Coquille Public Works & Planning Director

  Vision for angling access
 

Staff: Kevin Herkamp, STEP Program Coordinator

  Access issues in the Coos/Coquille/Tenmile Lakes Fish District
 

Staff: Mike Gray, Fish District Biologist

11:30 Load vans, travel to lunch at Fraziers Bakery; 23 E 1st ST, Coquille
12:45 Load vans, leave for Coquille Working Landscapes Celebration
  Owen Building- 225 N Adams St Coquille
1:00 Coquille Working Landscapes Celebration
 

Presenters: Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director of Programs, ODFW

 

Jim Desmond, Director, The Nature Conservancy

 

Project Background

 

The Nature Conservancy, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Beaver

 

Slough Drainage District, and China Camp Gun Club

 

Recognition

2:00 Coos Mountain Access Area Presentation-Owen Building, Coquille
 

Staff: Stuart Love, Wildlife District Biologist

2:30 Black-tailed Deer study presentation
  Project development, background, results
 

Staff: Stuart Love, Wildlife District Biologist

3:00 Load vans, depart for hotel, 4:00 arrival
   
Friday September 14, 2018
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Cameron Smith, Deputy Director of Administration

The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program and Commission

Meta Loftgaarden, Deputy Director; Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Columbia Basin Partnership Taskforce

Bill Bradbury

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher; Director

Attachments: (pdf)

 

 

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft August 3, 2018 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: LICENSING RULE MODIFICATIONS/REPEALS

The Commission will be asked to approve Licensing rule updates to facilitate process improvement and new Licensing System.

Staff: Erika Kleiner, Management Resources Division Administrator

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: 2019 OREGON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2019 Sport Fishing Angling Regulations.

Staff: Mike Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission received a petition to amend the Sport Fishing Regulations for the Southwest Zone to require the release of all wild steelhead. The Commission requests public comment on that proposed rule and on whether options exist for achieving this regulation’s substantive goals in a way that reduces negative economic impact on businesses.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board July 24, 2018 recommendations for project funding

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: 2019 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt administrative rules including controlled hunt tag numbers for 2019 Oregon big game seasons. Adopt proposed 2019 big game and western gray squirrel season dates, open areas, dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas, and controlled hunts.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager;
Don Whitaker, Ungulate Coordinator; and
Nick Myatt, Watershed District Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT F: CONTROLLED HUNT PREFERENCE POINTS IN LIEU OF CASH REWARD FOR TURN IN POACHERS PROGRAM (TIP)

The Commission will be asked to adopt administrative rules to establish the process and requirements for hunters to be awarded controlled hunt preference points as an alternative to cash for providing information to the Oregon State Police as part of the Oregon Hunters Association’s “Turn-in-Poachers” program.

Staff: Don Whitaker, Ungulate Coordinator;

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT G: MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION AND THE STATE OF OREGON

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to the Memorandum of Agreement between the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation and the State of Oregon for Off-Reservation Hunting.

Staff: Kevin Blakely, Wildlife Division Deputy Administrator

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT H: CONSIDERATION OF A HUMBOLDT MARTEN PETITION

The Commission will determine whether to accept or deny a petition to list Humboldt Marten under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore/Furbearer Coordinator

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(f) and ORS 192.660(2)(h) which allow the Commission to meet in executive session to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection and to consult with legal counsel with respect to litigation filed or likely to be filed against the Commission.

OTHER BUSINESS

2019 Commission meeting dates - Approval

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

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
  • Salvage of Road Struck Deer and Elk -Rulemaking
  • Destruction of Forfeited Firearms from Wildlife Law Violations -Rulemaking

November 1, 2018 – Joint Oregon/Washington Meeting – Vancouver, WA
*Written public comment period will open September 15, 2018

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

  • 2019 Groundfish Fisheries Regulations and 2017 Nearshore logbook - Rulemaking
  • Restoration & Enhancement Board project funding - Approval
  • Access & Habitat Project Funding/ Board Appointments - Approval
  • Wild Turkey Management Plan - Informational
  • Urban Deer Population Control Pilot Program – Rulemaking
  • Big Game Hunting Tags to Nonprofit Organizations for use by Qualified Disabled Veterans – Rulemaking
  • Burns Paiute Tribe Ceremonial Hunting Tags – Approval
  • Elk and Deer Road Struck Salvage Program – Rulemaking
  • Urban Deer Population Control Pilot Program - Rulemaking


PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. September 14, 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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