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

Tour:
May 8, 2008 8:00 a.m.

***Reception:
May 8, 2008 5:30 p.m.
Blue Mountain Conference Center
404 Twelfth Street
La Grande, Oregon 97850

Meeting:
May 9, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Blue Mountain Conference Center
404 Twelfth Street
La Grande, Oregon 97850

   
May 8-9 , 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, Bruce McIntosh, Walt Markee, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael

Coastal Coho Conservation Update

Staff: Bruce McIntosh, Fish Division Deputy Administrator

Blue Mountain Elk Update

Staff: Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Curt Melcher, Deputy 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 April 2008 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS
 

The Commission will review and approve Restoration and Enhancement projects recommended by the Restoration and Enhancement Board at their February 29, 2008 meeting.

Staff:   Laura Tesler, Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: KLAMATH BASIN FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN BRIEFING
 

The Commission will be briefed on proposed amendments to introduce anadromous fish to the upper Klamath Basin.

Staff:   Roger Smith, District Fish Biologist for the Klamath Watershed District
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: LANDOWNER PREFERENCE BRIEFING
 

The Commission will be briefed on potential changes to the landowner preference program.

Staff:   Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: CERVID RULE ADOPTION
 

The Commission will adopt Oregon Administrative Rules related to Cervid Propagation.

Staff:   Bruce Eddy, Grande Ronde Watershed Manager
No Public Testimony
Action:  Adoption       

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

June 6, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Energy and Water Development Workshop ½ day
  • 2008 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Angling Regulations Process Update
  • Clackamas Bull Trout Briefing
  • Budget Presentation

July 17 & 18, 2008 – Sisters

  • July 18, 2008 Field Tour
  • Sturgeon Update
  • Spring Chinook Season Wrap-up Report
  • Klamath Basin Fish Management Plan Amendment Adoption
  • 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
  • Conservation Strategy Briefing

September 11 & 12, 2008 – Newburg

  • 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

November 14, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

December 11 & 12, 2008 – Portland Airport Location
December 11, 2008 Joint Meeting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

 


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