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COMMISSION AGENDA: March 16, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Marh 16, 2007
MEETING START & LOCATION: 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

 

Marh 16th Agenda  
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Marh 16, 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
DIRECTORS REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Tony Nigro, Jeff Samuels, Holly Michael

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Action:  Approval
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve February 2007 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

 
Exhibit B: ACCESS & HABITAT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVAL AND BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENT

Staff will request the Commission to review and approve the A & H Board's January 2007 recommendations for project funding. Staff will also request the Commission to appoint a new A&H Board member. Commission to appoint a new A&H Board member.
Staff:   Greg Jackle, Interim Access and Habitat Coordinator    Eric Rickerson, Wildlife Habitat Program Manager
Public Testimony
            Action:  Approval

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVAL

Staff will request the Commission to review and approve the R&E projects recommended by the R&E Board at their February 2, 2007 meeting.
Staff:  Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Approval
          

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: ODOT FISH PASSAGE EXEMPTION REQUESTS FOR GREASEWOOD CREEK AND DRY CREEK

Staff will request Commission to decide whether to grant fish passage exemptions for culverts on Greasewood Creek (Umatilla Sub-Basin) and Dry Creek (Walla Walla Sub-Basin).
Staff:  Tom Stahl, Fish Passage Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action: Grant/Deny exemption

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: 2007 PFMC OCEAN SALMON REGULATIONS FOR PACIFIC OCEAN, NEARSHORE WATERS, ESTUARY AND COLUMBIA RIVER AREAS

Staff will brief the Commission and seek input on the range of options for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River and some tributaries for 2007.
Staff:   Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
            Action:  Informational

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: COASTAL COHO CONSERVATION PLAN

Staff will request the Commission to approve rules related to the Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan
Staff:   Kevin Goodson, Conservation Coordinator
Public Testimony 
Action:  Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: SALMON AND TROUT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP) AND SALMON AND TROUT ADVISORY COMMITTE (STAC) ANNUAL REPORT

Staff will present the STAC Annual Progress Report and statewide 2006 STEP accomplishments to the Commission.
Staff:  Laura Tesler, Interim STEP Coordinator
          Richard Heap, STAC Vice Chair
Public Testimony
            Action:  Informational

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit H: ELKHORN WILDLIFE AREA DAMAGE PLAN

PLEASE NOTE: This agenda item has been rescheduled to a future Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting -- Date and Time to be determined.
Staff will request the commission review and repeal Division 300, wildlife damage plans involving Elkhorn Wildlife Area Management Plan.
Staff:   Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
            Action: Approval

 
LUNCH - 2007 UPLAND STAMP ARTWORK SELECTION
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION:

The Commission will hold an executive session "to review and evaluate" the job performance of a chief executive officer, other officers, employees and/or staff pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i).

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

APRIL 13, 2007– Salem

  • 2007 Salmon Regulation for Ocean Nearshore Waters and Columbia River Areas - Rulemaking
  • Wildlife Area Plan Proposed Adoption (Fern Ridge, Jewell Meadows and Wenaha Wildlife Areas)
  • Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery Rules
  • Peregrine Falcon Delisting


MAY 11, 2007 – Eugene

  • Briefing on 2006 Black & Blue Rockfish Fishery Logbook Program

 


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 will discuss 2007 Upland Stamp Artwork Selection.  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.

PARKING
Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

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 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.