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

Tour:
March 20, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Reception:
March 20, 2008 5:30 p.m.
North Bend Community Center
2222 Broadway
North Bend, Oregon 97458
Meeting:
March 21, 2008 8:00 a.m.
North Bend Community Center
2222 Broadway North Bend, Oregon 97458
     
    March 21 , 2008 Agenda
    Printable Agenda

 

Friday , March 21, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR'S REPORT
 

Field Reports

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

Sea Lion Update

Staff: Robin Brown, Marine Mammal Program Manager
Steve Williams, Steve Williams, Assistant Fish Division Administrator – OSCRP
and Marine Programs

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 February 2008 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: PACIFIC FISHERY MARINE COUNCIL PRELIMINARY OPTIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON SEASONS
 

The Commission will be briefed and will provide input on the range of options for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River areas.

Staff:   Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: DIAMOND LAKE BRIEFING
 

The Commission will be briefed on the status of the Diamond Lake Management Plan in preparation for rulemaking in 2009.

Staff: Steve Denney, Southwest Region Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

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 filed pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h).

 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS
 

April 18, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Grand Ronde Ceremonial Harvest
  • Cervid Rules
  • Black-tailed Deer Management Plan
  • Final drafts 2008 Klamath, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Resident Goose Population Control
  • 2008 Ocean Salmon Regulations for Nearshore and Columbia River Areas
  • Commercial Fishery Permit Board Appointments
  • Criminal History Background Check Rules
  • Columbia River Commercial Fishing Update

May 9, 2008 – La Grande, OR

  • Workshop and Field Tour Associated with Wind Power
  • Blue Mountain Elk Briefing
  • PFMC Preliminary Options for Groundfish Management
  • Klamath Basin Fish Management Plan Amendment

June 5, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Energy and Water Workshop

June 6, 2008, ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Angling Regulation Process Update
  • Spring Chinook Season Wrap-up Report
  • Clackamas Bull Trout Briefing
  • 2008 Big Game Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Big Game Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Conservation Strategy Informational Briefing

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