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COMMISSION AGENDA: February 7 & 8, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
February 7, 2008 9:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

Meeting:
February 8, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

   
February 7, 2008 Agenda February 8, 2008 Agenda
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**UPDATED AGENDA**
 
Thursday, February 7, 2008 9:00 a.m.
 
OVERVIEW
 

Strategic look at issues and opportunities in 2008/09 and visioning for the future

Staff: Mike Carrier, Governor’s Natural Resource Policy Director
Marla Rae, Commission Chair
Roy Elicker, Director

 
ODFW BUDGET
 

Staff: Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Tom Ruddiman, Administrative Services Division Administrator

 
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
 

What do we need in order to build the agency capacity we need by 2015 and what are the issues we need to address in the next 20 years

Staff: Commission discussion with leadership

 
WORKING LUNCH
 
Discussions on focal topics of interest and priority identified by the Commission
 
WHAT DOES THE COMMISSION NEED TO SPEND TIME ON IN 2008/09 – WHAT PROGRAMS AND ISSUES WILL WE LOOK AT
 

Staff: Various department staff

 
FUTURE WORKSHOPS
 
WRAP-UP AND NEXT STEPS
 
**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 filed pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h).
 
**UPDATED AGENDA**
 
Friday, February 8, 2008
 
**Exhibit B: MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER NON-TREATY SPRING AND SUMMER CHINOOK FISHERIES AND RENEWAL OF THE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH WASHINGTON

The Commission will be briefed on Columbia River spring and summer Chinook fisheries below Priest Rapids Dam and provide guidance on recreational and commercial seasons for negotiating a fishery management plan with Washington

Staff: John North, Fisheries Manager Steve Williams, Assistant Fish Division Administrator – OSCRP and Marine Programs
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Field Reports

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

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

Expenditure Report
         
           Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration

 
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 January 2008 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: RULES FOR APPOINTING AGENTS FOR BEAR AND COUGAR WORK

Staff will request Commission adopt administrative rules for appointing agents for bear and cougar work.

Staff: Don Whittaker, Bear and Cougar Program Coordinator
No Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON AND ARCTIC PEREGRINE FALCONS FOR THE SPORT OF FALCONRY

The Commission will amend rules to allow for the take of American peregrine falcons and Arctic peregrine falcons for the sport of Falconry.

Staff: Martin Nugent, Wildlife Diversity Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: 2008 COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will amend rules to adopt regulations for the Columbia River and Select Areas for commercial, recreational and Tribal commercial and subsistence fisheries.

Staff: John North, Fisheries Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
OTHER BUSINESS

Upland Artwork Selection

Staff: Brandon Reishus, Upland Game Bird and Waterfowl Assistant

 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

March 21, 2008 – North Bend Community Center, North Bend

  • Diamond Lake Briefing
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Regulations
  • Black-tailed Deer Management Plan – Informational Briefing

April 18, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Final drafts 2008 Klamath, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Cervid Rules
  • Resident Goose Population Control
  • Columbia River Commercial Fishing Update
  • PFMC Final Options for Ocean Salmon Regulations
  • Grand Ronde Ceremonial Harvest
  • Criminal History Background Check Rules

May 9, 2008 – La Grande, OR

  • Workshop and Field Tour associated with wind power
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Groundfish Management

June 6, 2008, ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Angling Regulations Process Update
  • Spring Chinook Season Wrap-up Report

July 17 – 18, 2008 – Prineville

  • Sturgeon Update
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update – EE Wilson, Sauvie Island and Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas
  • 2008-2010 Oregon Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Regulations

August 8, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 – 2009 Game Bird Regulations
  • Preliminary Sportfishing Regulations


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 receive 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 thier 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