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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: MARCH 16-17, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

TOUR
MEETING
March 16, 2006
Embarcadaro Resort
1000 SE Bay Blvd.
Newport, Oregon 9736
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Reception:
March 16, 2006, 4:00 p.m.
Embarcadaro Resort
March 16 and 17, 2006, 8:00 a.m
Embarcadaro Resort
1000 SE Bay Blvd.
Newport, Oregon 97365

 
March 16 -17, 2006
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Chip Dale, Craig Ely, Rick Klumph, Steve Denny, Captain Walt Markee, OSP, Patty Burke
 
Coos River Basin STEP Fish Propagation Projects Review
Staff: Gary Galovich, STEP Coordinator and Mike Gray, District Fish Biologist
 
Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Roy Elicker, Interim Director
 
COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Interim Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs
 
Director Recruitment
Staff: Roxie Burns, Interim Deputy Director for Administration; Joe Wahl, Executive Recruitment/Department of Administrative Services
Action: Commission Selects Screening Committee Delegate
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve February 2006 Commission minutes
Action: Approval
 
Exhibit B: A&H PROJECTS
Review and approval of the Access & Habitat (A&H) Board’s January 31, 2006 recommendations for project funding
Staff: Nick Myatt, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: HUNTER AND ANGLER PARTICIPATION AND RECRUITMENT
Staff will give an informational briefing on hunter and angler participation and recruitment
Staff: Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator; Steve Williams, Interim Fish Division Administrator; Harry Upton, Economist
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: DUNGENESS CRAB POT LIMIT BRIEFING
Informational briefing on setting crab pot limits for the commercial Oregon ocean Dungeness crab fishery.
Staff: Patty Burke, Manager, Marine Resources Program
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: PFMC PRELIMINARY OPTIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON SEASON
The Commission is requested to provide comment to staff on ocean fishery options that are scheduled for consideration by the PFMC in April.
Staff: Curt Melcher, Assistant Fish Division Administrator
Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Technical
Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
 
Exhibit F: DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES
Appoint member to the Developmental Fisheries Board.
Staff: Jean McCrae, Project Leader for Developmental Fisheries
Public Testimony
Action: Action
 
Attachments:
 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
Dave Peterson
(541) 957-9197
State Delisting of the Peregrine Falcon
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
April – Salem
Day 1:
• Oregon Cougar Management Plan Proposed Adoption

Day 2:
• 2006 Salmon Regulations for Ocean, Nearshore Waters, and Columbia River Areas
• Sardine Renewal Requirements
• Razor Clam Regulatory Changes
• R&E Project Approval**
• Dungeness Crab Pot Limits Briefing
• Upper Pony Creek Dam – Fish Passage Waiver Amendment
• Land Exchange – Baker City ODFW Horse Pasture for Private parcel in LaGrande
• Bradley lake Half Acre Land Disposition
• Land Acquisition – Crawford Property
• Recognition of Staff by Commission on Wildlife Conservation Strategy Award
May - Burns
• Wildlife Area Briefing
• STEP Advisory Committee and STAC Annual Report
• Waterfowl Management Briefing

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.