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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, 2019

Meeting:

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:30 -5:30
Fish and Wildlife Commission Reception
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show
Portland Expo Center, Green Theater
2060 North Marine Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday, February 8, 2019 – 8:00 AM
Embassy Suites, Portland Airport
Pine and Spruce Rooms
7900 NE 82dn Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97220

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Fish and Wildlife Commission Reception; Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show; Portland Expo Center, Green Theater
4:30 -4:40 Introductions
 
Curt Melcher, Director
4:40 -4:50 Opening Comments
 
Chair Mike Finley
4:50-5:25 Open Forum; Question and Answer
5:25 -5:30 Closing Comments
   

 

Friday, February 8, 2019
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Erica Kleiner, Deputy Director of Administration

Electronic Licensing System update

Kara Wymore, Management Resources Division Deputy Administrator

Stewardship Recognition

Davia Palmeri, Conservation Policy Coordinator

Climate Change Adaptation update

Davia Palmeri, Conservation Policy Coordinator

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.

“Protecting Wild Salmon and Steelhead during their migration to home waters” Dave Moskowitz, the Conservation Angler

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES

Curt Melcher, Director



EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft January 18, 2019 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: 2018-2019 LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER WHITE STURGEON POPULATION AND FISHERIES UPDATE

The Commission will be provided an update on population status of white sturgeon and review 2018 sturgeon fisheries.

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

Public Testimony

Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: MANAGEMENT OF OREGON'S RAZOR CLAM FISHERIES

The Commission will be provided an informational overview of recreational and commercial razor clam harvests, and discussion of steps to minimize illegal discard of unwanted clams.  

Staff: Steve Rumrill, Shellfish Program Leader

Testimony

Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will hold an executive session 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
 
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

March 15, 2019 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open January 15, 2019

  • A & H Project Funding- Approval
  • Big Game Hunting Review Process –Director’s Report
  • PFMC Informational Briefing – Informational
  • R&E Project Approval – Approval
  • Columbia River Fisheries Updates – Informational
  • Wolf Plan Revisions- Rulemaking - POSTPONED TBD

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
  • PFMC Regulation Setting –Rulemaking
  • Pacific Halibut Fisheries – Rulemaking   
  • Coastal Chinook Salmon Terminal Fisheries – Rulemaking         
  • Scoggins Valley Water Project – Action
  • 2019 Fish Passage Prioritization List- Approval

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
  • Commercial Coastal Pelagic Fisheries – Rulemaking   
  • Coastal Wild Coho Salmon River Fisheries – Rulemaking

July 2019 – No meeting scheduled

August 2, 2019 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2019

  • Legislative Approved Budget Update - Directors Report
  • R & E Project Approval, Member Appointment and STEP Annual Report – Informational and Approval

September 13, 2019 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2019

  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Big Game Regulations; 2020 Tags and Season Dates – Rulemaking
  • Sport Fish Regulations - 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

  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Groundfisheries and Nearshore Logbook Report – Rulemaking
  • R&E Project Approval- Approval



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. February 8, 2019, 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 https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

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.

PUBLIC FORUM
If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503.947.6044, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. The Commission Chair immediately following the Director’s report portion of the agenda will call you. Please provide twenty (20) sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

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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