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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

July 8, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Commission Room
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon


DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager’s Report
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Bruce Eddy

Aleutian Canada Goose Delisting
Staff: Roy Elicker, Deputy Director
Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

Financial Report (pdf)

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve June 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. June 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

OCEAN COMMERCIAL SALMON TROLL LIMITED ENTRY PERMIT : Exhibit: B

Staff will review the commercial salmon troll limited entry statutes and request commission action regarding suspending the permit lottery for 2005.

Staff: Curt Melcher, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Fisheries Manager

Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2.Staff Report (pdf)
3. Proposed Order (pdf)
4. 2005 Lottery App. Request (pdf)
5. Oregon Salmon Commission Letter (jpg)
6. Public Comment (1) (pdf)
7. Salmon Troll Lottery Letter (3) (pdf)
8. Salmon Troll Lottery Letter (5) (pdf)

CLARIFY RULES FOR OCEAN FOOD FISH GEARS : Exhibit: C

Consider adopting rules for commercial groundfish trawl gear to conform with federal regulations.

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. Draft Rules (pdf)
5. Groundfish Fishery, Federal Register (pdf)
7. Selective Flatfish Trawl Diagram (pdf)

CLACKAMAS HYDRO-ELECTRIC PROJECT FISH PASSAGE WAIVER : Exhibit: D

Request approval of an agreement with Portland General Electric to waive fish passage at Timothy and Harriet reservoirs and accept alternative mitigation.

Staff: John Zauner, Hydropower Coordinator
Ken Homolka, Hydropower Program Leader

Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2a. Waiver Application (pdf)
2b. Photograph submitted with application (pdf)
2c. Project area map submitted with application (pdf)
3. ODFW net benefit analysis (pdf)
4. Draft waiver agreement (pdf)
5. Settlement participants (pdf)
6. Public Correspondence (pdf)

CANADA GOOSE HUNTING IN LAKE LABISH : Exhibit: E

Staff requests direction from the Commission whether to expand the boundary of the NW Oregon Permit Goose Zone to include the Lake Labish area or maintain the existing boundary.

Staff: Brad Bales, Migratory Game Bird Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Direction to Staff

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Briefing (pdf)
3. Letters (pdf)

SAGE GROUSE PLAN BRIEFING : Exhibit: F

Receive briefing on the draft Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy for Oregon.

Staff:Christian Hagen, Sage Grouse Conservation Planner

Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Plan (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will meet with its attorneys to discuss litigation the Commission is involved in as well as confidential attorney-client documents in an executive session. The general subjects covered will be hydroelectric relicensing settlement issues and litigation concerning Columbia River area fish and wildlife management. The legal authority for this executive session is found in ORS 192.660(2)(f) and (h).

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

OTHER BUSINESS

Presentation from Shikar Safari Club International for Wildlife Officer of the Year Award.

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

August – Salem

  • 2006 Sportfishing Regulations Approval
  • Conservation Strategy Approval
  • 2005-2006 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • Oregon Sage Grouse Conservation Plan Rule Adoption
  • Delisting of Aleutian Canada Geese
  • Bradley Lake Minor Property Disposal

September – Tillamook

  • Access and Habitat Projects Approval
  • Fish Restoration and Enhancement Projects Approval
  • Nearshore Conservation Strategy Briefing
  • Dungeness Crab Briefing
  • Sport Rockfish Briefing