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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday December 7, 2018

Meeting:

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 8:00 AM Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Commission Room,
4034 Fairview Industrial DR. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission
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Friday December 7, 2018
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report and Governor’s Recommended Budget update

Erica Kleiner, Management Resources Division Administrator

Update on Wolf Management Plan Stakeholder Representatives Working Group

Derek Broman, Carnivore/Furbearer Coordinator
Deb Nudelman, Kearns and West

American Fisheries Society, Sport Fish Restoration Award Nomination, Oregon STEP project

Jim Fredericks, Idaho Fish and Game

Special Employee Recognition

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 48 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.

Elk River update

Mary Wahl and Ann Vilesis

Oregon Disabilities Hunting Permit Eligibility and Permit Process

Bill Wolfe, Disabled Hunter

Prohibited Methods, Hunting

Andy York, SIG SAUER, President Electro- Optics

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Director

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft October 12 and November 6, 2018 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: A&H PROJECT FUNDING AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS

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

Staff: Travis Schultz, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator

Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: URBAN DEER POPULATION CONTROL PILOT PROGRAM

The Commission will be asked to approve rules pertaining to the Urban Deer Population Control Pilot Program.

Staff: Trevor Watson, Malheur and Klamath Watershed District

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: BIG GAME HUNTING TAGS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR USE BY QUALIFIED DISABLED VETERANS

The Commission will be asked to approve rules on big game hunting tags to nonprofit organizations for use by qualified disabled veterans.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: BURNS PAIUTE TRIBE CEREMONIAL HUNTING TAGS

The Commission will be asked to approve ceremonial big game tags for the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Kevin Blakely, Deputy Wildlife Division Administrator
Trevor Watson, Malheur and Klamath Watershed District Manager

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT F: WILD TURKEY MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be asked to approve the Wild Turkey Management Plan.

Staff: Mikal Cline, Upland Game Bird Program Coordinator

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT G: PETITION TO MODIFY ANGLING REGULATIONS FOR ROGUE SPRING CHINOOK - "PETITION WITHDRAWN BY PETITIONER"

The Commission will be asked to accept or deny a petition seeking angling regulation changes for spring Chinook in the Rogue River.

Staff: Chris Lorion, Native Fish Conservation Coordinator;
Dan Van Dyke, District Fish Biologist

Public Testimony
Consideration

Attachments: (pdf)

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has withdrawn and revoking request for Public Comment this subject matter

 

EXHIBIT H: 2019 GROUNDFISH FISHERIES REGULATIONS AND 2017 NEARSHORE LOGBOOK REPORT

The Commission will be asked to adopt 2019 regulations for recreational and commercial groundfish fisheries and review the 2017 commercial nearshore logbook report.

Staff: Maggie Sommer; Marine Fisheries Section Manager

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT I: R&E PROJECT APPROVAL AND BOARD APPOINTMENT

Restoration and Enhancement Board's recommendations for project funding from their September 14, 2018 meeting (Cycle 6) and appoint Sport and Commercial Representatives to RE Board.  

Staff: Kevin Herkamp; Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program and Trout Enhancement Program Coordinator

Public Testimony
Approval


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 atODFW.Commission@state.or.usor mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302

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

  • Rogue Spring Chinook Conservation Plan Comprehensive Assessment and Update –Informational
  • 2019 Columbia River Regulations/ Housekeeping only –Rulemaking
  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations –Rulemaking
  • Big Game Simplification Process- Director’s Report

February 7, 2019

  • Sportsman Show Reception

February 8, 2019 – Portland (Dist. 3) – Embassy Suites Portland Airport
*Written public comment period will open December 15, 2018

  • 2018/2019 Lower Columbia River White Sturgeon Population and Fisheries Update- Informational
  • Wolf Management Plan – Rulemaking

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

  • A & H Project Funding- Approval
  • Big Game Simplification Process –Director’s Report

April 18, 2019 – (Dist. 1) Tour

April 19, 2019 – (Dist. 1)
*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2019

  • 2019-2020 Oregon Game Bird Regulations- Rulemaking

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

  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Big Game Simplification Process – Informational
  • 2020 Auction Raffle Allocations – Approval

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
  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Big Game Simplification Process – Rulemaking
  • Big Game Regulations; 2020 Tags and Season Dates – Rulemaking

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

  • Big Game Simplification Process- informational
  • A & H Project Funding – Approval

 

 



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. December 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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