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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Meeting
Dec. 1, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97303

Meeting
Dec. 2, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97303

 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT (Dec. 2, 2005)

Regional Manager’s Report
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Craig Ely

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS (Dec. 2, 2005)

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A (Dec. 2, 2005)

Approve November 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

 

WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN : Exhibit: B (Dec. 1, 2005)

Revisions based on outcome of 2005 Legislative Session

Staff: Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Proposed changes (pdf)
3. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
4. OAR's (pdf)
5. Plan (pdf)

ACCESS AND HABITAT – PROJECT FUNDING APPROVAL AND BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS : Exhibit: C (Dec. 1, 2005)

1. Review and approval of the Access & Habitat (A&H) Board’s October 25, 2005 recommendations for project funding
2. Appointment of one A&H Board Hunter Representative and one Landowner Representative

Staff: Nick Myatt, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony:
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Vote sheets (pdf)
3. Background (pdf)

FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM : Exhibit: D (Dec. 1, 2005)

Review and approval of R&E projects recommended by the R&E Board at their meeting October 21, 2005.

Staff: Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony:
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Summary of projects recommended for approval (pdf)
3. Project Summary (pdf)
4. Budget Summary (pdf)
5. Public comment (pdf)

VECTOR CONTROL PLAN APPROVAL DELEGATION AUTHORITY: Exhibit: E (Dec. 1, 2005)

Delegate to Director the State Fish and Wildlife Commission authority under ORS 452.140 and ORS 452.245 to approve pesticide use plans for vector control.

Staff: Jill Zarnowitz, Water Policy Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. ORS 452 (pdf)
3. Vector Control District Addresses (pdf)
4. Proposed order of delegation (pdf)

PERMANENT DISABILITIES PERMIT PROGRAM: Exhibit: F (Dec. 2, 2005)

Staff will present the recommendations of a stakeholder Committee on the Permanent Disabilities Permit (PDP) Program to the Commission and request approval of the proposed changes.

Staff: Chris Wheaton, NW Region Manager
Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Staff summary (pdf)
4. Application (pdf)
5. OAR's (pdf)
6. Meeting summary (pdf)

STEP PROJECT APPROVAL: Exhibit: G (Dec. 2, 2005)

Authorize the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) fish propagation projects in the Coos River Basin to each rear and release more than 100,000 juvenile fall chinook salmon.

Staff: Gary Galovich, STEP Coordinator and Mike Gray, Coos, Coquille and Tenmile District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Map of Coos River Basin fall chinook (pdf)
3. Coos River fall chinook hatchery fish production (pdf)
4. Abundance Trend (pdf)
5. Harvest (pdf)
6. Public comment (pdf)

 

COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON ALLOCATION AND FISHERY MANAGEMENT: Exhibit: H (Dec. 2, 2005)

Staff will review sturgeon management and allocation and seek guidance from the Commission to negotiate a new multiyear agreement with the state of Washington

Staff: Curt Melcher, Assistant Fish Division Administrator, Columbia River and Marine Program
Public Testimony
Action: Guidance

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. 2006 Columbia River Fishery Process Schedule (pdf)
3. Public comments allocation (pdf)
4. Oversize sturgeon catch figures (pdf)
5. 2003-2005 sturgeon management agreement (pdf)
6. Public comment (pdf)

OREGON’S NEARSHORE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Exhibit: I (Dec. 2, 2005)

The Marine Resources Program will present a summary of public comment on the Nearshore Strategy, describe revisions made since the review draft, and request Commission approval of the Nearshore Strategy.

Staff: Maggie Sommer, Marine Resources Program Assistant Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Public comments (pdf)
3. Final Nearshore Strategy (pdf)

DEVELOPEMENTAL FISHERIES: Exhibit: J (Dec. 2, 2005)

Adopt rules to remove sardines from the developmental species list, establish a limited entry system for the commercial sardine fishery, and establish a conversion factor for dressed spot prawns.

Staff: Jean McCrae, Project Leader for Developmental Fisheries
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Draft administrative rules (pdf)
5. Public comments (pdf)

 

2006 MARINE REGULATIONS FOR NON-SALMONID SPORT, COMMERCIAL NEARSHORE, AND HALIBUT FISHERIES: Exhibit: K (Dec. 2, 2005)

The Marine Resources Program will present options, a summary of public input, and staff recommendations on state regulations for Oregon ’s non-salmonid sport, commercial nearshore groundfish, and halibut fisheries for 2006, and will request rule adoption.

Staff: Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. ODFW marine sport advisory committee members (pdf)
5. Waypoints for the 20 fathom line (pdf)
6. Council news (pdf)
7. PFMC decision November 2005 (pdf)
8. Draft administrative rules (pdf)


UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY (Dec. 2, 2005)

Paul Smull
8290 Rickreall Road
Rickreall, OR 97371
TOPIC:
Malheur National Forest – Murderer’s Creek Draw Unit

 

OTHER BUSINESS (Dec. 2, 2005)

Recognition of Chuck Smith, A&H Board Chair

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

 

January 2006 – Salem

• Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fish Violations
• Draft Fish Passage Rule Adoption
• Spring Chinook and Winter Steelhead Fishery
• Draft Cougar Management Plan Briefing
• R&E Board Appointments
• Guides and Outfitter Program

February 2006 - Salem

• Fall Chinook/Coho and Summer Chinook Fishery
• Commercial Fishing Vessel Lengths
• Cougar Plan Adoption
• Stock Status Report
• Reciprocity Bill (SB 594)
• Spring Chinook Permanent Rules

 

PLEASE NOTE



AGENDA
The Commission meeting on December 1st will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the Commission meeting on December 2nd will begin at 8:00 AM, 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. At 1:00 PM, members of the public may bring unscheduled items before the Commission. The Commission will take this testimony for approximately 30 minutes. A time period of five (5) minutes will be allowed for each individual. Please notify the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 if you wish to testify.

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 five (5) 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.

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, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE, Salem, OR 97303, 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.