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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: April 13-14, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

April 13, 2006
April 14, 2006
MEETING START: 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303
MEETING START: 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

 
April 13 , 2006 (1:00 p.m.)
Exhibit H: COUGAR PLAN ADOPTION
Adoption of the 2006 Oregon Cougar Management Plan, and incorporation of key plan elements in Oregon Administrative Rules.
Staff: Don Whittaker, Staff Biologist, Cougar Program Coordinator; DeWaine Jackson, Wildlife Research Project Supervisor; Craig Foster, District Wildlife Biologist, Lakeview; George Keister, District Wildlife Biologist, Baker City

Public Testimony

Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
April 14 , 2006
DIRECTORS REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Chip Dale, Craig Ely, Rick Klumph, Steve Denney, Curt Melcher, Walt Markee

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Roy Elicker, Interim Director

Sea Lion Hazing Update
 
COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff: Roxie Burns, Acting Deputy Director for Administration

Director Recruitment Update
Staff: Roxie Burns, Acting Deputy Director for Administration; Joe Wahl, Executive Recruitment/Department of Administrative Services
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve March 2006 Commission Minutes
Action: Approval
 
Exhibit B: DUNGENESS CRAB POT LIMIT BRIEFING
Informational briefing on alternatives for setting crab pot limits for the commercial Oregon ocean Dungeness crab fishery.
Staff: Patricia Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2006 SALMON REGULATIONS FOR OCEAN, NEARSHORE WATERS, AND COLUMBIA RIVER AREAS
Adopt rules establishing regulations for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, and some tributaries for 2006.
Staff: Tony Nigro, Ocean Salmon & Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
11:45 a.m.: COMMISSION RECOGNITION OF R.Z. SMITH, NOAA
Staff: Ray Hartlerode, Fish Screens and Fish Passage Program Manager
 
Exhibit D: SARDINE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS
Adopt rules to establish renewal requirements for sardine limited entry permits. Appoint members to the sardine advisory board.
Staff: Jean McCrae, Project Leader for Developmental Fisheries
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVAL
Review and approve R&E projects recommended by the R&E Board at their February 24, 2006 meeting.
Staff: Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: LAND EXCHANGE – BAKER CITY ODFW HORSE PASTURE FOR PRIVATE PARCEL IN LA GRANDE
Request Commission approval to continue to negotiate an exchange of a 5.2-acre Baker City horse pasture for a 17-acre privately owned, stockable pond. The pond is on the border between the cities of La Grande and Island City.
Staff: Craig Ely, NE Region Manager
Nancy Lorensen, Realty Specialist
Public Testimony
Action: Approval to continue negotiations
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: LAND ACQUISITION – CRAWFORD PROPERTY
Request Commission approval to acquire 197-acres in holding from private ownership within the White River Wildlife Area.
Staff: Clair Kunkel, Deschutes Watershed District Manager
Karen Tofte, Facilities Specialist
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
MAY - Burns
• Wildlife Area Rulemaking
• Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee (STAC)
   Annual Report
• Briefing on Waterfowl Management
• Grass Carp Rule Exemption
• Sardine Petitions
• Corps. of Engineers/Umatilla Tribe: Flow Enhancement in Walla Walla River
• Sage Grouse Plan Implementation
JUNE - Salem
• Washington County Request to WHCMP Program
• 2006 Big Game Regulations
• Raffle/Auction Tags – A&H/Big Game
• Bay Clam Transferability Review
• Stock Status Report
• Dungeness Crab Pot Limits
• Bradley Lake Half Acre Land Disposition

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 www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

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.