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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: FEBRUARY 10, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

MEETING LOCATION
SPECIAL NOTES
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303
Feb. 9th at 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 10th at 8:00 a.m.
2006 Draft Cougar Management Plan has been moved to April 13

 
FEBRUARY 9, 2006 (meeting start: 1:00 p.m.)
Commission will view and make a selection of Upland Artwork (12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m)
Staff: Mikal Moore, Game Bird Assistant Biologist
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Steve Denny, Rick Klumph, Bruce Carne, Curt Melcher
 
Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Roy Elicker, Interim Director
 
Director’s Selection Process
Staff: Marla Rae, Chair
 
COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve January 2006 Commission minutes
Action: Approval
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
FEBRUARY 10, 2006 (meeting start: 8:00 a.m.)
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
NOAA Sealions Presentation
Staff: Garth Griffin, NOAA

Exhibit B
MAIN-STEM COLUMBIA RIVER NON-TREATY SUMMER CHINOOK FISHERIES AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH WASHINGTON
Staff will brief the Commission on Columbia River fall Chinook and summer Chinook fisheries and seek guidance on recreational and commercial allocations for use negotiating a fishery management plan with Washington.
Staff: Curt Melcher, Assistant Fish Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Guidance
Attachments
  1. Agenda Item Summary
  2. Schedule of Actions in 2005-2006 Columbia River Summer and Fall Chinook Fisheries
  3. Columbia River Salmon and Sturgeon Allocation Public Comments
  4. Summer and Fall Chinook: Management Agreement
  5. Public Comments

Exhibit C
2006 STURGEON AND SPRING CHINOOK REGULATIONS, LICENSE RECIPROCITY, AND GREEN STURGEON SIZE LIMIT
Staff will ask the Commission to adopt permanent rules for Columbia River sturgeon and spring Chinook fisheries, to implement license reciprocity in Columbia River recreational fisheries consistent with SB 594, and to adopt a 60 inch maximum size limit for green sturgeon in all commercial fisheries.
Staff: Curt Melcher, Assistant Fish Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
Attachments
  1. Agenda Item Summary
  2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
  3. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact
  4. Senate Bill 594
  5. Draft Administrative Rule
  6. Public Comments

LUNCH
Fish and Wildlife Steward Award Presentation during lunch
Staff: Jon Germond, Acting Land Resources Program Manager

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

OTHER BUSINESS
Request to delegate authority to Director for issuing cormorant harassment permits
Staff: Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
March – Newport
Dungeness Crab Pot Limits Briefing
Coos River Basin STEP Fish Propagation Projects Review
PFMC Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season
Upper Pony Creek Dam Fish Passage Waiver Amendment
April – Salem
2006 Draft Cougar Plan
PFMC Final Options on Ocean Salmon
Stock Status Report
Sardine Renewal Requirements
Razor Clam Regulatory Changes
Dungeness Crab Pot Limits Rulemaking
Realty (2 land exchanges)

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.