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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday October 12, 2018

Tour:

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Running Y Ranch, Lobby
500 Running Y Road
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday, October 12, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.
Running Y Ranch, Ponderosa Room
500 Running Y Road
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission
View this Commission meeting on YouTube: Part 1 / Part 2
Thursday, October 11, 2018
FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION TOUR (Open to the public)
8:00 Meet at Running Y Resort in front lobby.
8:15

Anderson Property: ODFW land acquisition site tour.
Klamath Wildlife Area Watershed Office

Jason Journey, Klamath Wildlife Area Manager

9:00

Green Diamond Resource Company Travel Management Area at West Aspen Road on the north end of Aspen Lake: Value of the Green Diamond TMA to our local hunters, new issues they are facing, and plans they have to solve them.

  • Tom Collom, District Wildlife Biologist, Klamath Watershed;
  • Mike Moore, Assistant Wildlife Biologist Klamath Watershed;
  • Andrew Walsh, Natural Resources Specialist Deschutes Watershed;
  • Justin Kostick, Green Diamond Resource Co.; and
  • Ken Hand, Mule Deer Foundation
10:45

Sun Creek Restoration Tour: Partnership and Restoration in the Basin.
Meet at entrance to Kimball State Park off Sun Mountain Rd to drive over.

  • Ben Ramirez, Fish District Biologist, Klamath Watershed
  • Bill Tinniswood, Assistant Fish Biologist, Klamath Watershed
  • Chrysten Lambert – Trout Unlimited
12:15 Lunch at Klamath Hatchery followed by a brief tour.
Klamath Fish Hatchery, 46161 Crater Lake Hwy (OR-62)
(A working lunch will be provided for Commission members, Department staff and invited guests).
1:15

Tecumseh Spring gravel augmentation project. Leave directly from the Hatchery

  • Bill Tinniswood, Assistant Fish Biologist, Klamath Watershed
2:00

Upper Klamath Lake Lost River and Shortnose Sucker issues
Klamath Tribes Research Station, 5671 Sprague River Road, Chiloquin

  • Stan Swerdloff, Klamath Tribe Water Management Liaison
  • Dan Blake, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Kirk Groves – US Fish and Wildlife Service
4:30 Return to Running Y Resort.
   
Friday October 12, 2018
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs

Update on Topics Related to November Joint WA/OR Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting           

Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager

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.

Adopt Temporary Rules

Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft September 14, 2018 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: DESTRUCTION OF FORFEITED FIREARMS FROM WILDLIFE LAW VIOLATIONS - DELAYED UNTIL FUTURE COMMISSION MEETING

 


EXECUTIVE SESSION – place holder

The Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e), ORS 192.660 (2)(f) and ORS 192.660(2)(h) which allow the Commission to meet in executive session to deliberate with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions, 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.

EXHIBIT C: ANDERSON PROPERTY PURCHASE

Commission will be asked to approve the purchase of 214 acres in Klamath County, adjacent to Klamath Wildlife Area.

Staff: Trevor Watson, Malheur and Klamath Wildlife Area Manager

Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: EDMUNDS WELL PROPERTY PURCHASE

The Commission will be asked to approve purchase of the 560-acre Edmunds Well property to be added to the Summer Lake Wildlife Area in Lake County.

Staff: Trevor Watson, Malheur and Klamath Watershed District Manager

Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: SALVAGE OF ROAD STRUCK DEER AND ELK

The Commission will be asked to approve rules pertaining to House Bill 372 permitting the salvage of road struck deer and elk.

Staff: Brian Wolfer, South Willamette Watershed District Manager

Public Testimony
Rulemaking


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

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

January 18, 2019 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open November 15, 2018

February 7, 2019
Sportsman Show Reception
February 8, 2019 – Portland (Dist. 3)
*Written public comment period will open December 15, 2018

March 15, 2019 – TBD
*Written public comment period will open January 15, 2019

April 18, 2019 – (Dist 1) Tour
April 19, 2019 – (Dist 1)

*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2019

May 2019 – No meeting scheduled

June 6, 2019 – (Dist 4) Tour
June 7, 2019 – (Dist. 4)

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2019

July 2019 – No meeting scheduled

August 2, 2019 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2019

September 13, 2019 – TBD
*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2019

October 10, 2019 – (Dist. 2) Tour
October 11, 2019 – (Dist. 2)

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2019

November 2019 – No meeting scheduled

December 6, 2019 – Salem
*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2019



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. October 12, 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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