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COMMISSION AGENDA: April 17 & 18, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
April 17, 2008 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

Meeting:
April 18, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

   
April 17 & 18 , 2008 Agenda
 
Printable Agenda


Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:00 p.m.
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

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

Sport and Commercial Fishing on the Columbia River – Update

Staff: Steve Williams, Fish Division Assistant Administrator

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 and March 2008 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: BLACK-TAILED DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN
 

The Commission will be briefed on the Oregon Black-tailed Deer Management Plan.

Staff:   Pete Test, Deer and Elk Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: COMMERCIAL FISHERY PERMIT BOARD AND DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERY BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS
 

The Commission will appoint Commercial Fishery Permit Board and Developmental Fisheries members.

Staff:   DeAnna Erickson, License Services Manager
            Gway Kirchner, Interim Assistant Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Action

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D:CALAPOOYA FALL CHINOOK STEP PROPOSAL
 

The Commission will be asked to approve a propagation request from the Umpqua Fishermen’s Association for 300,000 fall Chinook Salmon (modifies an existing program)

Staff:   Laura Jackson, Umpqua Fish District Biologist
            Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Action

Attachments:
 
Friday, April 18, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
Exhibit E: STEWARDSHIP OF TRIBAL LANDS AND CEREMONIAL HARVEST OF BIG GAME ANIMALS BY THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE GRAND RONDE INDIAN RESERVATION
 

The Commission will adopt a proposed resolution recognizing Tribal stewardship of lands that they own and manage.  The Commission will also adopt administrative rules allowing ceremonial harvest of deer, elk and bear by Tribal members under specified conditions.

Staff:   Chris Wheaton, Northwest Region Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 

Exhibit F: REVISION OF OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES GOVERNING PRIVATE HOLDING OF CERVIDS

 

The Commission will adopt administrative rules related to Cervid propagation.

Staff: Bruce Eddy, Grand Ronde Watershed Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 

Exhibit G: FINAL DRAFTS OF THE 2008 KLAMATH AND LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA MANAGEMENT PLANS

 

The Commission will adopt goals and objectives of the 2008 Klamath and Ladd Marsh Wildlife Areas Management Plans and amend goals and objectives in Oregon Administrative Rules.

Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 

Exhibit H: TAKE OF WILD BIRDS INCLUDING NESTS AND EGGS

 

The Commission had intended to take public testimony and consider final rulemaking action on rules related to the take of wild birds, including nests and eggs.  Instead, the Commission will only hear an informational briefing from staff.  No public testimony or rulemaking action will be taken at this meeting.

Staff: Brad Bales, Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator
No Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 

Exhibit I: 2008 OCEAN SALMON REGULATIONS FOR NEARSHORE AND COLUMBIA RIVER AREAS

 

The Commission will adopt administrative rules establishing regulations for sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.

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

Attachments:
 

Exhibit J: CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS

 

The Commission will adopt rules relating to criminal history background checks in compliance with House Bill 2157 (2005 Legislative Assembly).

Staff: Roxie Burns, Human Resources Administrator
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

May 8 & 9, 2008 – La Grande, OR

  • May 8, 2008 Workshop and Field Tour Associated with Wind Power
  • Blue Mountain Elk Update
  • Landowner Preference Briefing
  • Restoration and Enhancement Board Appointments
  • Klamath Basin Fish Management Plan Amendment

June 6, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2008 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Angling Regulations Process Update
  • Conservation Strategy Briefing
  • Clackamas Bull Trout Briefing
  • Klamath Basin Fish Management Plan Amendment Adoption
  • Petition to Amend Commercial Harvest of Dungeness Crab in Alsea Bay
  • Budget Presentation

July 17 & 18, 2008 – Sisters

  • July 18, 2008 Field Tour
  • Sturgeon Update
  • Spring Chinook Season Wrap-up 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
  • STEP Annual Report

September 11 & 12, 2008 – Oregon Hatchery Research Center

  • September 11, 2008 Field Tour
  • Sportfishing Regulations
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council Final Options on Groundfish
  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 8 &  9, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Climate Change Workshop
  • 2009 Big Game Regulations
  • Final Draft 2008 EE Wilson and Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Management Plans

 


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