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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

June 10, 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

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve May 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. May 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

2005-2006 BIG GAME REGULATIONS : Exhibit: B

Adopt administrative rules for controlled hunt tag numbers for 2005 Oregon big game seasons. Change bag limits from one buck to one deer in certain units in the general archery season. Change bag limits for certain hunts relating to the permanent disabilities permit program. Approve, in concept, the proposed 2006 big game and western gray squirrel season dates, open areas, dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas, and controlled hunts.

Staff: Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
Don Whittaker, Staff Biologist
Pete Test, Staff Biologist

Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Staff Proposals (pdf)
4. Administrative Rules (pdf)

ARCHERY HUNTING REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS : Exhibit: C

Department staff will recommend in concept, Archery Hunting Review Recommendations. If adopted in concept, these proposals will be returned to the Commission in OAR format for final consideration at the October 2005 meeting.

Staff:Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

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

MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES FOR MULE DEER AND ELK : Exhibit: D

Adopt administrative rules for population and buck ratio management objectives for mule deer, and population and bull ratio management objectives for Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt elk.

Staff: Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. MO Review (pdf)
4. Summary Table (pdf)
5. Proposed MOs (pdf)
6. Administrative Rules (pdf)

BIG GAME RAFFLE AND AUCTION TAGS RULEMAKING : Exhibit: E

Review and approve the recommendations of the Access and Habitat Board and ODFW staff for 2006 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Staff: Don Whittaker, Staff Biologist
Nick Myatt, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Program Information (pdf)
4. Proposed Raffles (pdf)
5. Proposed Auctions (pdf)
6. Administrative Rules (pdf)

CRAB FISHERY PUBLIC PETITION : Exhibit: F

Review petition from Allan Gann to delete the poundage limit or increase the weekly catch limit for the commercial ocean and Columbia River Dungeness crab fisheries for landings in ports north of Cape Falcon and determine whether to approve or deny the petition.

Staff: Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager

Public Testimony
Action: Approval/Denial

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Petition (pdf)
3. Harvest Information (pdf)
4. Draft Temporary Rule (pdf)
5. Public Comments (pdf)

ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS APPROVAL : Exhibit: G

Review and approve the Access and Habitat Board’s April 26, 2005, recommendations for project funding.

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

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Vote Sheets (pdf)
3. Maps (pdf)

FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT (R&E) PROJECTS APPROVAL : Exhibit H

Review and approve the R&E Board’s April 1, 2005, recommendations for project funding.

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

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Project Recommendations Chart 1 (pdf)
3. Deferred 03-05 Project Summary (pdf)
4. Budget 03-05 (pdf)
5. Project Summary (pdf)
6. Budget 05-07
7. Public Comments (pdf)

MILLER LAKE LAMPREY CONSERVATION PLAN : Exhibit I

Adopt the Miller Lake Lamprey Conservation Plan.

Staff: Bob Hooton, Klamath/Malheur Watershed District Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Draft Miller Lake Lamprey Conservation Plan (pdf)
5. Miller Lake Lamprey Conservation Plan Implementation Strategy (pdf)
6. Public Comments (pdf)


ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT FOR GROUNDFISH : Exhibit J

Briefing on federal process for Essential Fish Habitat for groundfish.

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

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Overview of Essential Fish Habitat (pdf)
3. Organization of EFH
4. Summary of EFH Alternatives (pdf)
5. Maps (pdf)

CLARIFY RULES FOR PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERIES : Exhibit K

Adopt rules for Pacific halibut fisheries to clarify conformance with Federal and International Pacific Halibut Commission 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. Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
5. 2005 Halibut Fishery Regulations (pdf)
6. Public Comments (pdf)

COMMERCIAL NEARSHORE LOGBOOK REPORT : Exhibit L

Report on logbooks for the 2004 commercial nearshore groundfish fishery as required by ORS 508.953.

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

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

WILLAMETTE STURGEON RULE : Exhibit M

Permanently adopt a temporary rule scheduled to expire July 19, 2005 for a sport sturgeon harvest season in the Willamette Zone consistent with the sport regulations for the Columbia River and Snake River Zones.

Staff: Curt Melcher, Fisheries Management 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 Administrative Rules (pdf)
5. Public Comments (pdf)

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

July – Salem

  • Canada Goose Hunting in Lake Labish area briefing
  • Waiver Request for Clackamas Hydro
  • Selective Flatfish Trawl & Chafing Gear Restrictions
  • Groundfish Sport Fishery Update
  • Nearshore Conservation Strategy Briefing
  • Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Briefing
  • Crown Hill Farm Fish Passage Waiver Request on Yamhill Basin
  • Oregon Sage Grouse Conservation Plan Briefing

August – Salem

  • 2006 Sportfishing Regulations
  • Conservation Strategy Approval
  • Dungeness Crab Briefing
  • 2005-2006 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • Oregon Sage Grouse Conservation Plan Rule Adoption