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ODFW Trap Check Work Group

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, 2pm-4pm PT

Previous meetings:

Meeting Information

Meeting Objectives

  • Establish a shared understanding of how trapping practices and technologies address animal welfare considerations
  • Finalize the Draft Charter
  • Review work plan
  • Discuss next steps and planning for upcoming meetings

Materials (pdfs)


Time (PT) Subject Who
1:50-2:00 pm Log-on to the meeting
  • All
2:00-2:10 pm Welcome, agenda review, and updates
  • All
  • Jamie Damon, Kearns & West

Best Management Practices for Trapping and Trapping Technologies

Q&A and group discussion

  • Jim Soares, Oregon Trappers Association
  • Jamie Damon, KW
3:40-3:50pm Finalize the Draft Charter and Review Draft Work Plan


  • All
  • Jamie Damon, KW
3:50 – 4:00pm Confirm next steps, upcoming meeting topics, and summary
  • Jamie Damon, KW

Action Items from 9/14

  • All: Complete this Meeting Feedback Survey by Tuesday, 9/21. We have also attached a word document with the questions if that works better for you.
  • KW: Work with work group members to bring forward guest speakers and resources on animal welfare for the 10/5 Trap Check Meeting.
  • KW: Work with Kevin Christensen and others for comparison states to learn about how wildlife control/APHIS operate with different trap check time intervals for the 10/26 Trap Check Meeting.
  • KW: Develop a meeting summary and send to the work group by Tuesday, 9/21.
  • KW: Circulate the Charter.

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