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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Tour - Sept. 8, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
ODFW Tillamook Office
4907 E. Third St
Tillamook, OR 97141
Reception - Sept. 8, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Forestry Conference Room
5005 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Meeting - Sept. 9, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Forestry Conference Room
5005 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97171

TOUR

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, 8:00 a.m
Tour Departs From:
ODFW Tillamook Office
4907 E. Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tour agenda will include the following stops and informational topics:

SOUTH FORK TRASK VIEW POINT

  • Green Diamond Timber Harvest
  • Bear and Elk Damage

INSTREAM FISH ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

  • View instream enhancement work completed in July 2005

FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – GREEN DIAMOND

  • Culvert Replaced with Bridge
  • Arch Culvert

EAST FORK REARING POND

  • Coho Life Cycle Monitoring Project
  • East Fork Rearing Pond Hatchery Production

EAGLE HILL VIEW POINT

  • Oregon Department of Forestry Timber Harvest Operations
  • Travel Management (Road Closure) Program

Please note: Please do not park in the three parking spaces closest to the Oregon Department of Forestry Building. Additional parking is available on Third Street and at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4907 E. Third Street, Tillamook.

RECEPTION

September. 8, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Forestry Conference Room
5005 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

The Commission and ODFW staff invite the public to attend a reception on September 8, 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

September. 9, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Forestry Conference Room
5005 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97171

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

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

Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Briefing
Staff: Craig Ely, NE Region Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

 

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve August 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1.August 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS : Exhibit: B

Consider approval of Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) projects approved by the R&E Board at its July 29, 2005, meeting.

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

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Summary of Projects (pdf)
3. Projects Recommended for Funding (pdf)
4. Summary Budget (pdf)
5. Public Comment (pdf)

2005 SPORT GROUNDFISH FISHERY BRIEFING : Exhibit: C

Receive briefing on the status of the sport groundfish fishery, including 2005 effort and harvest levels, actions taken to ensure a full 12-month season, and public involvement.

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

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. 2005 ODFW Marine Sport Groundfish Advisory Committee (pdf)
3. MRP Web pages (pdf)
4. Widow Rockfish Fact Sheet (pdf)

“CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON” CONCEPT : Exhibit: F

Receive briefing on the concept of “Choose Your Weapon” proposed by the Archery Hunting Review Committee as a method to address archery hunter crowding and/or biological concerns in some areas.

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

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

 

ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS : Exhibit: D

Consider approval of Access and Habitat (A&H) projects approved by the A&H Board at its July 26, 2005, meeting; appoint the A&H Board Chair.

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

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

COMPREHENSIVE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION STRATEGY : Exhibit: E

Consider approval of the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, prepared by ODFW 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: Approval

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Strategy Summary Recommendations (pdf)
3. Conservation Strategy (pdf)
4. Correlation (pdf)
5. Eight Elements (pdf)
6. Technical Committee (pdf)
7. Stakeholder Committee List (pdf)
8. 46540 OHA (pdf)
9a. Public Comments Received Post 07-05-05 (pdf)   
9b. Public Comments USFWS 08-30-05 (pdf)
9c. Public Comments 08-30-05 (pdf)
10. 46540 BWG (pdf)


OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

October 7, 2005 – Salem

• 2006 Big Game Regulations
• Nearshore Conservation Strategy Briefing
• Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery Rules and Issues
• 2006 Annual Groundfish Sport Fishery Rules
• Warm Water Working Group Briefing
• Grass Carp Rule Exemption Request


November 3, 2005 – St. Helens

• Workshop with Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
• Spring Chinook Allocation
• Winter Steelhead Impact Rates
• Summer Chinook Allocation
• White Sturgeon Management Agreement

November 4, 2005 – St. Helens

  • Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Rulemaking Update
  • Fish Passage Rules Briefing
  • Sardine Limited Entry Rulemaking
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council Sardine Allocation Formula Rulemaking

 

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.