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COMMISSION AGENDA: October 12, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
October 12, 2007 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon  97303

 

 

 

   
October 12, 2007 Agenda  
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October 12, 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Patty Burke, Walt Markee, Holly Michael, Roger Fuhrman

Point of Sale System Update

Staff:   Doug Juergensen, Information System Division Administrator

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report

Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administrative Services
Action:  Approval

 
PUBLIC FORUM

Note: This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve September 2007 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: 2008 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules for the 2008 Oregon big game regulations.

Staff:  

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manage
Don Whittaker, Bear/Cougar/Bighorn/Pronghorn/Rocky Mountain Goat Coordinator
Pete Test, Deer and Elk Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit C: WILDLIFE AREA PLAN PROPOSED ADOPTION - SUMMER LAKE AND WHITE RIVER WILDLIFE AREAS

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt Wildlife Area Management Plans for Summer Lake Wildlife Area and White River Wildlife Area.

Staff:  

Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit D: RULES FOR APPOINTING AGENTS FOR BEAR AND COUGAR WORK

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules for appointing agents for bear and cougar work.

Staff: 

Don Whittaker, Bear/Cougar/Bighorn/Pronghorn/Rocky Mountain Goat Coordinator
Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit E: COMMERCIAL CRAB FISHERIES

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules on gear and reporting requirements for commercial fisheries for ocean Dungeness crab and staff will provide an informational briefing on other crab fisheries issues.

Staff:

Patty Burke, Marine Resource Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments (pdfs) :
 
Exhibit F: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

Staff will ask the Commission to review and appoint three members to the R&E Board.

Staff:

Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Appointment

Attachments:
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will hold an executive session to consult with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be files pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h).

The Commission will hold an executive session to consider confidential advice from legal counsel concerning captive wildlife, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(f)

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

November 9, 2007 – The Resort at the Mountain, Welches

  • Columbia River Fishery Stakeholder Process
  • Modify Rules for Limited-Entry Permits in the Commercial

      Sardine Fishery

  • Sturgeon Propagation Rules
  • Rules Defining Wild Birds and Wild Mammals

December 7, 2007 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Violators Compact
  • Cervid Rule
  • I&E Rule Adoption TBD
  • 2008 Groundfish Fishery Harvest Levels and Management

      Measures

  • 2008 Pacific Halibut Management Measures
  • 2008 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for the Sandy River

January 10, 2008 – Red Lion Inn at the Quay, Vancouver, Washington

  • Joint Meeting of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


January 11, 2008 – Oxford Suites, Jantzen Beach

  • Wildlife Area Planning Update – Klamath Wildlife Area, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area

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/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. 

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.

PUBLIC FORUM

If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503.947.6044, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.  You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda.  Please provide 20 sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony.  The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

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.