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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Tour - May 12, 2005, 8:00 a.m
Best Western Prineville Inn
1475 NE Third St
Prineville, OR 97754
Reception - May 12, 2005, 7:00 p.m
Crook Co. Library, Broughton Room
175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
Meeting - May 13, 2005, 8:00 a.m
Crook Co. Library, Broughton Room
175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive
Prineville, OR 97754

TOUR

Thursday, May 12, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Tour Departs From:
Best Western Prineville Inn
1475 NE Third St
Prineville, OR 97754

Tour agenda will include the following stops and informational topics:

MIILL CREEK, BAURSFELD PROPERTY

  • Fish: Redband Trout Management, Oregon Plan Initiatives, Cooperative Riparian Habitat Improvements on Private Land
  • Wildlife: Cougar Management, Cooperative County Cougar Agent Program, Deer/Elk Damage Issues, Other Private Land Topics, Deer/Elk Management Objectives

UPPER NORTH FORK CROOKED RIVER, OCHOCO NATIONAL, FOREST

  • Fish: Redband Trout, Public Land Grazing and Fish Habitat Impacts
  • Wildlife: Big Game Access Management Program, South Boundary Travel Management Area, Deer/Elk Management Objectives, Elk Distribution on Private and Public Lands in the Ochoco Unit

JEFF CHERRY PROPERTY

  • Recognition of Stewardship Award
  • Forest Management, Aspen Improvements, Meadow Improvements, Riparian Improvements

PRINEVILLE

  • Ochoco Irrigation District Fish Screen Discussion

Please note: Parking for the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting at the Crook County Library is available across NW Meadow Lakes Drive from the library or at the south end of the library parking lot.

RECEPTION

May 12, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Crook County Library, Broughton Room
175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive
Prineville, OR 97754

The Commission and ODFW staff invite the public to attend a reception on May 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Both the Commission and staff will be available for questions pertaining to fish and wildlife at the reception. Refreshments will be served.

MEETING

Friday, May 13, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Crook County Library, Broughton Room
175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive
Prineville, OR 97754

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 April 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. April 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

STOCK STATUS REPORT: Exhibit: B

Receive briefing on the status of the Native Fish Conservation Plan.

Staff: Kevin Goodson, Conservation Planning Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Native Fish Conservation Policy (pdf)

MILLER LAKE LAMPREY CONSERVATION PLAN: Exhibit: C

Receive briefing on the Miller Lake Conservation Plan in preparation of rulemaking in June.

Staff: Roger Smith, Klamath Watershed District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Miller Lake Lamprey Conservation Plan (pdf)
3. Miller Lake Lamprey Public Meeting Summary (pdf)
4. Public Comments (pdf)

CONTESTED CASE - SARDINE PERMIT : Exhibit: D

Review and adopt staff’s proposed final orders in a Sardine Permit Contested Case.

Staff: Jean McCrae, Developmental Fisheries Project Leader
Action: Action

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Draft Final Order (law) (pdf)
2. Exhibits (pdf)
3. Agency's Exception (pdf)
4. Letter to E. Law, 4-22-05 (pdf)
5. Related Statutes and Rules (pdf)

BIG GAME BRIEFING: Exhibit: E

Receive a briefing on the 2005 and 2006 Big Game Regulations, Management Objectives for Elk and Deer, and Archery Review.

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

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Highlights (pdf)
3. Management Objectives (pdf)

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVASTION ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY FOR OREGON: 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: Informational

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

CONSERVATION STRATEGY BRIEFING : Exhibit: G

Receive briefing on the status of the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy ODFW is preparing to meet the requirements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grant Program.

Staff: Gail McEwen, Director’s Assistant for Sustainability
Holly Michael, Conservation Planner
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Elements (pdf)
3. TAC (pdf)
4. SAC (pdf)
5. Methodology (pdf)
6. Timeline (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

Ryan Kapp
PO Box 1180
Astoria , OR

Developmental Fishery Permits for Sardines

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

June – Salem
• Archery Review
• Management Objectives for Deer and Elk Approval and Rulemaking
• 2005 and 2006 Big Game Regulations Approval and Rulemaking
• Big Game Raffle and Auction Tags Rulemaking
• Access and Habitat Projects Approval
• Fish Restoration and Enhancement Projects Approval
• Willamette Sturgeon Rulemaking
• Miller Lake Lamprey Conservation Plan Rulemaking
• Pacific Halibut In-Season Modifications Rulemaking
• Nearshore Groundfish Legislative Report
• Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Briefing

July – Salem
• Waiver Request for Clackamas Hydro Project Approval
• Razor Clam Gear Restrictions Rulemaking
• Selective Flatfish Trawl Gear Restrictions Rulemaking
• Dungeness Crab Briefing
• Nearshore Conservation Strategy Briefing
• Canada Goose Hunting in the Lake Labish Area

 

PLEASE NOTE



AGENDA
The Commission meeting 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.