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COMMISSION AGENDA: November 14, 2008
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
November 14, 2008 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97303

Printable Agenda:

 


Friday, November 14, 2008 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

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

Wild Salmon Center Memorandum of Understanding Briefing

Staff: Bruce McIntosh, Deputy Administrator, Fish Division Inland Fisheries

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

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.

 

Jim Markee - Columbia River Allocation Salmon for All

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
 

Approve October 9 Climate Workshop and October 10, 2008 Commission minutes.

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY BRIEFING
 

The Commission will be briefed on vessel safety and other issues for the commercial ocean Dungeness crab fishery.

Staff:   Mitch Vance, Shellfish Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: MID COLUMBIA STEELHEAD RECOVERY PLAN BRIEFING
 

The Commission will be asked to review and provide direction on the content of the Mid Columbia Steelhead Recovery Plan, with particular emphasis on the Oregon portion of this multi-jurisdictional plan and associated draft conversation plan with Oregon Administrative Rules.

Staff:  Rich Carmichael, Northeast Fish Research and Development Program Director
Public Testimony
Action:  Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: COMMERCIAL FISHERIES RULE AMENDMENTS
 

The Commission will be asked to adopt permanent rules for the commercial sale of steelhead trout and walleye purchased outside Oregon, the Dock Ticket used at time of landing in lieu of a Fish Receiving Ticket, and other proposed housekeeping changes to Chapter 635 rules.

Staff:   Michelle Grooms, Fisheries Information Interim Program Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: BLACK-TAILED DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN
 

The Commission will be asked to adopt the proposed Black-Tail Deer Management Plan.

Staff: Pete Test, Deer and Elk Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
Exhibit F: CERVID DISEASE SURVEILLANCE LIST
 

The Commission will be asked to adopt the Proposed Cervid Disease Surveillance List and amend rule to remove reporting requirements for the sale of Cervid parts

Staff:   Colin Gillin, State Wildlife Veterinarian
            Pete Test, Deer and Elk Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

December 11 & 12, 2008 – Embassy Suites – Portland Airport

  • December 11, 2008 Joint Meeting with Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Proposed Drawing Process for Peregrine Falcon Capture Permits
  • Columbia River Sturgeon, Spring Chinook, and Summer Chinook Fisheries
  • Annual Review of the Developmental Fishery Program
  • Sardine, Groundfish and Nearshore Fisheries rule amendment process
  • 25-year Angling Enhancement Plan
  • R&E Project Approvals

January 9, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 25-Year Angling Enhancement Plan
  • St. Louis Ponds Rule Amendment
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update; Fern Ridge, Lower Deschutes, Riverside, and Bridge Creek Wildlife Areas
  • Fish, Wildlife and Habitats Adaption Strategy for Climate Change

February 20, 2009 – Astoria

March 20, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Fish Passage Waiver Request
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Access and Habitat Projects

April 17, 2009 – Corvallis

  • Annual Regulation Adoption for Sardine, Groundfish and Nearshore Fisheries; Nearshore Fishery Logbook Report
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Fern Ridge, Lower Deschutes, Riverside, and Bridge Creek Areas

May 15, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

June 5, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Big Game Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects

July 17, 2009 – Baker City

  • 2010 Commission Schedule

August 7, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2009-2010 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 4, 2009 – Grants Pass

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 2, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
  • 2010 Big Game Regulations

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects

 


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.

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