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COMMISSION AGENDA: June 5-6, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Workshop:
June 5, 2008 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

Meeting:
June 6, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

   
June 5 , 2008 Agenda
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Thursday, June 5, 2008 1:00 p.m.
 
WORKSHOP FOCUS
    • Policy issues - what does OFWC need to be concerned about?
    • What are impacts from energy and water development on ODFW – current & future?
    • How to address impacts?
 
INTRODUCTION
 

Welcome, introductions and opening remarks - Chair Rae and Director Elicker

 
GOVERNOR’S VISION FOR OREGONS ENERGY AND WATER FUTURE
 

An overview of the Governor’s vision for energy and water development into the future will be presented.  In addition, the Governor’s Natural Resource Office’s current direction to state agencies and recent interactions with FERC and energy development companies will be discussed.

Staff:   Mike Carrier, Governor’s Natural Resource Policy Director
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY UPDATE
 

An overview of the Oregon Department of Energy’s role in sighting energy projects and involvement in other projects will be given as well as the 2005 Energy Policy Act overview and how the state interacts in the federal process, land-based energy projects statewide and recent Supreme Court ruling on LNG facility in Long Island Sound and the implications to Oregon projects.

Staff:   Mike Grainey, Director
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
LAND BASED ENERGY DISCUSSION
 

The Commission will discuss ODFW’s review and commenting role in energy projects, fish, wildlife and habitat impacts from land-based energy projects and how ODFW can address this emerging issue.

Staff:   Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioners
            Oregon Fish and Wildlife Staff
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
WATER BASED ENERGY UPDATE
 

An overview of the Governor’s vision for wave energy development, current direction given to state agencies and sustainability issues and opportunities related to wave energy will be presented to the Commission.

Staff:   David Van’t Hof, Sustainability Advisor
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
WAVE ENERGY AND ALTERNATIVE HYDROELECTRIC DISCUSSION
 

The Commission will discuss ODFW’s wave energy fish and wildlife concerns, alternative hydroelectric developments and how ODFW can address this emerging issue.

            Staff:  Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioners
                        Oregon Fish and Wildlife Staff
            No Public Testimony
            No Action

 
OREGON WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT UPDATE
 

An overview of the Water Resources Department’s role in water policy and projects, emerging issues and the new emphasis on water supply and conservation to address climate change.

Staff:   Phil Ward, Director
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
WATER DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION
 

The Commission will discuss ODFW’s review and commenting role in water projects, fish, wildlife and habitat impacts from water-based projects and how ODFW can address this emerging issue.

Staff:   Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioners
            Oregon Fish and Wildlife Staff
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
WORKSHOP WRAP-UP AND CLOSING COMMENTS
 

Staff:   Marla Rae, Chair
            Roy Elicker, Director
No Public Testimony
No Action

 
Friday, June 6, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

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

Angling Regulations Process Update

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreation Fishery Program Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker Director

Expenditure Report

Staff: Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration

Pride Award Recognition

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

 
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 May 2008 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: 2009-2011 AGENCY REQUEST BUDGET
 

The Commission will review and approve the Agency Request Budget (ARB) presented by staff.

Staff:   Roy Elicker, Director
            Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director of Administration
Public Testimony
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2008 BIG GAME REGULATIONS
 

The Commission will adopt Oregon Administrative Rules for controlled hunt tag numbers for 2008 Oregon big game seasons. The Commission will approve, in concept, the proposed 2009 big game and western gray squirrel season dates, open areas, dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas and controlled hunts.

Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
            Don Whittaker, Species Coordinator
            Pete Test, Deer and Elk Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: 2009 AUCTION AND RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATIONS
 

The Commission will review and adopt recommendations of the Access and Habitat Board and ODFW staff for 2009 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Staff:   Matt Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
            Don Whittaker, Furbearer Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS
 

The Commission will review and approve the Access and Habitat Board’s April 2008 recommendations for project funding.

Staff:   Matt Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: CLACKAMAS BULL TROUT BRIEFING
 

The Commission will be briefed by staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the status of bull trout in the Clackamas basin, and a recently completed assessment of the feasibility of potentially reintroducing bull trout to the Clackamas basin

Staff:   Jeff Boechler, North Willamette Watershed District Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: 2008 COASTAL FALL CHINOOK PROGRAM
 

The Commission may adopt the proposed Oregon Administrative Rules for the 2008 Coastal Fall Chinook Salmon Regulations.

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

Attachments:
 
OTHER BUSINESS - 2009 DRAFT OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION SCHEDULE
 

The Commission will review a draft 2009 meeting schedule.

Staff:   Roy Elicker, Director

 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
 

The Commission will hold an executive session to be briefed on several potential real estate transactions per ORS 192.660(2)(e).  

 
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

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, Fern Ridge 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, Fern Ridge and Columbia Basin Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Informational Briefing

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.