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ODFW Trap Check Work Group

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 2pm-4:00pm PT

Previous meetings:

Meeting Information

Meeting Objectives

  • Establish a shared understanding of the physical/physiological effects of trapping and of the impacts of keeping animals in a trap over time
  • Begin brainstorming recommendations for the Commission
  • Discuss next steps and planning for upcoming meetings



Time (PT) Subject Who
1:50 – 2:00pm Log-on to the meeting
  • All
2:00 – 2:10pm Welcome, Agenda Review, and Updates
  • All
  • Jamie Damon, Kearns & West
2:10 – 2:25pm

Economics of Trapping Discussion

  • Brief Q&A and Group Discussion on Derek Broman’s presentation on the economics of the furbearer program
  • All
  • Kevin Blakley, ODFW
2:25 – 3:00pm

Physical/Physiological Effects of Trapping

  • Presentation
  • Q&A and Group Discussion
  • Bryant White, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Colin Gillin, ODFW
  • Jamie Damon, KW
3:00 – 3:25pm

Small Group Discussions

Considering work-to-date, the small group discussion will focus on two things:

  1. Brainstorm options and identify (at least) three management approaches/ideas for the full group to consider.
  2. Brainstorm ideas for the approach to drafting recommendations including level of detail and writing.
    Please note:
    • Work group members will be automatically assigned to a small diverse group. There will be no facilitator.
    • Meeting ground rules will apply to the small group discussion.
    • The small group in the main room with Jamie will be livestreamed
  • All
3:25 – 3:55pm

Large Group Discussion

  • Report out from the small breakout rooms
  • White board of emerging management approaches
  • Jamie Damon, KW
  • Bianca Valdez, KW
  • All
3:55 – 4:00pm

Confirm Next Steps, Upcoming Meeting Topics, and Summary

  • Prepare for the December 7th Meeting
  • All
  • Jamie Damon, KW

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