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COMMISSION AGENDA: September 12 & 13, 2019

Tour:

Thursday, April 12, 2019
SureStay Plus Hotel Gold Beach - Lobby
29232 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR 97444

Tour Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday,September 13, 2019
Curry County Fairgrounds
Docia Room
29392 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR 97444

Printable Agenda (pdf)

 

View this Commission meeting on YouTube:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Friday, September 13, 2019
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner
Karl Popoff, Gold Beach Mayor

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Mat Oeder, Management Resources Division Administrator

Status of Abalone

Scott Groth, South Coast Shellfish Biologist

Special Recognition Award

Coquille Working Landscapes Team

Big Game Hunter Survey

Nick Myatt, Big Game Hunt Review Project Lead;
Mark Duda, Executive Director, Responsive Management

 

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.

Illinois River; Protect Chinook and Coho Spawning

Jim Hutchins


Attachments: (pdf)

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES

Curt Melcher, Director

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft August 2, 2019 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL FIXED-GEAR REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt commercial regulations for biotoxin and crab quality management, and to reduce risk and improve information related to whale entanglements, and adopt recreational crab gear marking regulations to improve information on sources of whale entanglements                       

Staff: Troy Buell, State Fishery Management Program Leader
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: ACCESS & HABITAT PROJECT APPROVALS

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

Staff: Travis Schultz, Access and Habitat Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: 2020 BIG GAME SEASONS AND REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Big Game tag numbers, seasons, and regulations for 2020 which include initial components of the hunt review process.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager;
Nick Myatt, Big Game Hunt Review Project Lead
Don Whittaker, Ungulate Coordinator;
Derek Broman, Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: HUMBOLDT MARTEN PETITION

The Commission will be asked to approve proposed marten harvest changes in OAR Division 050; following the Commission acceptance of a petition to initiate rulemaking at the August 3, 2018 Commission meeting in Salem. The proposed changes are the result of staff evaluating the topic and engaging with stakeholders.

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator

Public Testimony
Rulemaking

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

Approve meeting dates for 2020

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 10, 2019 – Tour – Ontario
October 11, 2019 – Ontario

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2019

  • Disposition of Wildlife Taken on Damage  - Rulemaking
  • Eastern Oregon Wildlife Research Overview – Director’s Report
  • Thermal Refugia- Director’s Report
  • Sturgeon Angling Sanctuaries Upstream of Bonneville Dam – Rulemaking
  • Adoption of Administratively Set Fees – Rulemaking
  • Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee - Rulemaking

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
  • Conservation Plan for Lampreys - Rulemaking
  • Salvage of Road Struck Deer and Elk – Rulemaking
  • Columbia River Fishing Reform - Rulemaking



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. September 13, 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 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.

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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