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COMMISSION AGENDA: June 17, 2022

Meeting:

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 8:00 AM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial DR
Salem, OR 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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View photos from this meeting.Photos by Bob Swingle, ODFW.

2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Fish and Wildlife Commission has moved to hybrid meetings, meaning that you have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Those who would like to provide testimony virtually must REGISTER in advance to receive a testimony link to the meeting. In-person registration will be available at the meeting.
This meeting will be live streamed to YouTube and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/IEODFW/videos

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Attachments: (pdf)

EXPENDITURE REPORT

Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director


Attachments: (pdf)

ADAPTING TO CLIMATE AND OCEAN CHANGE REPORT

Drought Planning and Response

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director
Shaun Clements, Fish Division Deputy Administrator
Bernadette Graham Hudson, Wildlife Division Administrator
Sarah Reif, Habitat Division Administrator

Attachments: (pdf)

2023 LEGISLATIVE CONCEPTS

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director      

Attachments: (pdf)

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES

Curt Melcher, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

1.) 635-023-0134

Open Recreational Hatchery Chinook Retention in the Snake River
Adopted 05/17/2022: effective 05/18/2022 through 07/31/2022.
This amended rule allows retention of hatchery spring Chinook in the Hells Canyon section of the Snake River from May 18 through July 31.

2.) 635-017-0090

Close Retention of Chinook in Green Peter Reservoir
Adopted 05/19/2022: effective 05/20/2022 through 08/15/2022.
This amended rule will close retention of Chinook in Green Peter Reservoir from May 20 through October 31 consistent with similar waterbodies in the Willamette Zone (Detroit and Foster reservoirs) where Chinook have been released above dams.

3.) 635-005-0387

Close Intertidal Commercial Cockle Fishery in Tillamook Bay
Adopted 05/20/2022: effective 05/21/2022 through 09/30/2022.
This amended rule closes the Tillamook Bay commercial intertidal cockle fishery on May 21 as the fishery is projected to reach the 80,000-pound quota.

4.) 635-016-0090

Increase Harvest Methods for Smallmouth Bass in the Coquille River
Adopted 05/20/2022: effective 05/22/2022 through 06/30/2022.
This rule allows the use of bait, spears, and spear guns to harvest smallmouth bass in the Coquille River (mainstem), East Fork Coquille River, Middle Fork Coquille River, North Fork Coquille River, and South Fork Coquille River (mouth to USFS boundary near Powers) from May 22 through October 31.

5.) 635-023-0125

Extend Recreational Spring Chinook and Steelhead Retention Fisheries in the Columbia River
Adopted 05/20/2022: effective 05/24/2022 through 06/15/2022.
This amended rule extends the retention fisheries for hatchery Chinook and hatchery steelhead in the Columbia River from Tongue Point/Rocky Point upstream to Bonneville Dam starting May 24 and from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border starting May 26.

6.) 635-042-0022

Adopt Non-Treaty Columbia River Commercial Mainstem Tangle Net Fishery
Adopted 05/20/2022: effective 05/23/2022 through 05/24/2022.
These rules authorize one commercial fishing period for salmon, sturgeon, and shad fishery in a section of the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam on May 23 and modify allowable sales for fish harvested in the Select Areas during the mainstem commercial fishery.

7.) 635-042-0145, 635-042-0160, 635-042-0170, 635-042-0180

Adopt Non-Treaty Columbia River Commercial Mainstem Tangle Net Fishery
Adopted 05/20/2022: 05/23/2022 through 07/31/2022.
These rules authorize one commercial fishing period for salmon, sturgeon, and shad fishery in a section of the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam on May 23 and modify allowable sales for fish harvested in the Select Areas during the mainstem commercial fishery.

8.) 635-018-0090

Close Deschutes River Fisheries
Adopted 05/25/2022: effective 06/01/2022 through 06/30/2022.
This amended rule increases protections for wild summer steelhead in the Columbia River Basin by closing angling in the Deschutes River.

9.) 635-016-0090

Umpqua River Thermal Refuge Closures
Adopted 05/31/2022: effective 06/01/2022 through 06/30/2022.
This amended rule will prohibit angling at the mouth of tributaries of the Mainstem Umpqua River from the Scottsburg Bridge upstream to the River Forks Park boat ramp.

10.) 635-023-0095

Authorize White Sturgeon Retention in the Lower Columbia River
Adopted 06/03/2022: effective 06/08/2022 through 06/26/2022.
This amended rule allows recreational retention of white sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines on June 8 and June 11.

11.) 635-023-0125

Modify Recreational Spring Chinook and Steelhead Retention Fisheries in the Columbia River
Adopted 06/03/2022: effective 06/04/2022 through 06/15/2022.
This amended rule modifies the open area and daily bag limit associated with retention fisheries for hatchery Chinook and hatchery steelhead in the Columbia River from Tongue Point/Rocky Point upstream to the Oregon/Washington border starting June 4.

12.) 635-041-0045

Set Treaty Commercial Spring and Summer Fisheries
Adopted 06/03/2022: effective 06/04/2022 through 07/31/2022.
These amended rules authorize the sales of fish caught in treaty fisheries.
• Platform hook and line fisheries are open in Zone 6 (above Bonneville Dam) from June 4 through July 31.
• Platform hook and line fisheries are open downstream from Bonneville Dam from June 16 through July 31.
• Yakama Nation Zone 6 (Wind River, Drano Lake, and Klickitat River) fisheries are open June 4 until further notice.
• Gillnet fisheries are open in Zone 6 (above Bonneville Dam) during periods from June 16 through July 1.

13.) 635-041-0076

Set Treaty Commercial Spring and Summer Fisheries
Adopted 06/03/2022: effective 06/04/2022 through 07/31/2022.
These amended rules authorize the sales of fish caught in treaty fisheries.
• Platform hook and line fisheries are open in Zone 6 (above Bonneville Dam) from June 4 through July 31.
• Platform hook and line fisheries are open downstream from Bonneville Dam from June 16 through July 31.
• Yakama Nation Zone 6 (Wind River, Drano Lake, and Klickitat River) fisheries are open June 4 until further notice.
• Gillnet fisheries are open in Zone 6 (above Bonneville Dam) during periods from June 16 through July 1.

14.) 635-039-0085

Add Recreational Columbia River All Depth Halibut Fishing Periods
Adopted 06/06/2022: effective 06/13/2022 through 06/20/2022.
This amended rule extends the recreational fishery for Pacific halibut in the Columbia River all-depth area on Mondays from June 13 through June 20.

Oregon and Washington share the recreational harvest quota in the Columbia River Subarea between Leadbetter Point, Washington and Cape Falcon, Oregon.

15.) 635-019-0090

Open Hatchery Chinook Fishing in Lookingglass Creek
Adopted 06/09/2022: effective 06/10/2022 through 06/24/2022.
This rule allows recreational harvest of hatchery Chinook in Lookingglass Creek from June 10
through June 24.

16.) 635-019-0090

Open Hatchery Chinook Fishing in the Imnaha and Wallowa Rivers
Adopted 06/13/2022: effective 06/25/2022 through 07/24/2022.
This rule allows recreational harvest of hatchery Chinook in the Imnaha River from June 25 through July 10 and in the Wallowa River from June 25 through July 24.

17.) 635-023-0128

Set Recreational Summer Salmon and Steelhead Retention Fisheries in the Columbia River
Adopted 06/14/2022: effective 06/16/2022 through 07/31/2022.

This amended rule sets the Columbia River recreational salmon and steelhead fisheries from June 16 through July 31.

OTHER BUSINESS

 

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 before 8:00 AM, June 15, 2022 (at least 48 hours prior to the meeting) to be included in the public forum).

Columbia River Fisheries

Steve Fick
Jim Wells
Rachel Kuhn


EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft Commission meeting minutes from April 22 and May 13, 2022.

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: 2023-2025 BUDGET

The Commission will be provided an informational presentation on the DRAFT proposed 2023-25 Agency Budget.

Staff: Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director of Administration
Brandy Nichols, Budget Manager and Economics Program Manager

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Approval


Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN ODFW AND THE COQUILLE INDIAN TRIBE

The Commission will be asked to approve a Memorandum of Agreement and adopt OARs to implement the terms of the agreement.

Staff: Davia Palmeri, Conservation Policy Coordinator & a representative of the Coquille Indian Tribe
Brenda Meade, Chairman Coquille Indian Tribe

Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Approval


Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: COMMERCIAL COASTAL PELAGIC SPECIES (CPS) FISHERIES REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt by reference federal sardine harvest limits and management measures for commercial fisheries from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. The Commission will also be asked to modify market squid gear specifications.

Staff: Gregory Krutzikowsky, Nearshore Policy, and Coastal Pelagic Species Project Leader
Dr. Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Rulemaking

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to approve project funding recommended by the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Board for cycle 3 of 4 for the 2021-23 biennium.

Staff: Mike Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Approval

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT F: OREGON CONSERVATION AND RECREATION FUND PROJECT APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to approve the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (OCRF) Advisory Committee recommendations for project funding.  

Staff: Charlotte Regula Whitefield, OCRF Coordinator

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Approval

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT G: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVAL

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

Staff: Travis Schultz, Access & Habitat (A&H) Program Coordinator

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Approval

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT H: 2023 AUCTION/RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve recommendations of the Access and Habitat Board and ODFW staff for 2023 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Staff: Dr. Don Whittaker, Ungulate Management Coordinator
Travis Schultz, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Approval

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT I: FURBEARER AND UNPROTECTED MAMMAL REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve Furbearer Regulations for 2022-24

Staff: Derek Broman, Carnivore/Furbearer Coordinator
Kevin Blakely, Wildlife Division Deputy Administrator

Virtual Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required

Rulemaking

Attachments (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

This Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(f) to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection, as well as to consult with legal counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation likely to be filed as authorized by ORS 192.660 (2)(h).

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@odfw.oregon.gov or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302.  

July 15, 2022 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

*Written public comment period will open May 15, 2022

August 5, 2022 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2022

  • Defining State Land Owning Agency Role in Marbled Murrelet Conservation- Approval

September 16, 2022 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2022

  • Access and Habitat Project Funding - Approval
  • Big Game Regulations; 2023 Tag Setting, Seasons, and Regulations - Rulemaking

October 14, 2022 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2022

November 18, 2022 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

*Written public comment period will open September 15, 2022

December 16, 2022 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2022

  • Access and Habitat Project Funding- Approval
  • Recreation and Enhancement Project Funding – Approval

PLEASE NOTE

HOW TO REGISTER TO SPEAK AT THE COMMISSION MEETING

Public Comment and Public Hearing Testimony: Regular Commission meetings allow for in-person, virtual, or written public comment. When registering to testify please provide first and last name, topic, a valid email address, and phone number.

Comment and testimony are limited to three minutes. All parties interested in providing public comment or testifying as part of a public hearing shall participate using one of the following methods:

  • In-Person Comment: Parties interested in providing in-person verbal public comment shall fill out a "Witness Registration" form available at the meeting.
  • Video or Audio Conference Call: If you wish to give virtual public comment or testimony on Exhibits scheduled on the Friday, June 17 agenda, YOU MUST REGISTER (Registration)  BEFORE 8:00 AM WEDNESDAY June 15, 2022; a minimum of 48 hour prior to the meeting. Staff will collect contact your information and provide information on how to access the meeting to provide comment.
  • Written Comment: Send to ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.gov or 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon, 97302. Materials delivered to the Director's Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting will be distributed to the Commission prior of the meeting day; any correspondence or materials received less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will be provided to the Commissioners the day of the meeting.

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, or ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.govYOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE 8:00AM WEDNESDAY June 15, 2022; a minimum of 48 hour prior to the meeting. Please provide written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to act on items brought to their attention in this forum.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PRESENT YOUR VIEWS

If you have questions regarding this agenda, please contact Michelle Tate, Director's Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon, 97302, or call 503- 947-6033.

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 connect to 503-947-6044.

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