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COMMISSION AGENDA: January 9, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
January 9, 2009 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97303

 

Printable Agenda:


Friday, January 9, 2009 8:00 a.m.
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Roger Fuhrman

Statewide Water Roundtables

Staff: Michael Campana, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Water and Watersheds, Professor of Geosciences, Oregon State University

Wind Energy Guidelines

Staff: Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland Jon Germond, Land Resources Program Manager

Little North Fork Santiam River Briefing

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager Steve Mamoyac, Mid-Willamette Valley Watershed District Fish Biologist

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.

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
 

Approve minutes for December 11, 2008 Joint Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Commissions meeting and December 12, 2008 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting.

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: 25-YEAR RECREATIONAL ANGLING ENHANCEMENT PLAN
 

DEFERRED TO FEBRUARY 20, 2009 COMMISSION MEETING

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: ST. LOUIS PONDS RULE AMENDMENT
 

The Commission will be asked to adopt proposed Oregon Administrative Rules to allow angling from a floating device on select St. Louis Ponds.

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: SCHEDULE OF DAMAGES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VIOLATONS
 

The Commission will be asked to adopt the schedule of damages used in assessing commercial fishing violations during 2009.

Staff: Christine Broniak, Economist
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: WILDLIFE AREA PLANNING UPDATE: FERN RIDGE, LOWER DESCHUTES, RIVERSIDE AND BRIDGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREAS
 

The Commission will be briefed on the Wildlife Area Draft Plans for Fern Ridge, Lower Deschutes, Riverside and Bridge Creek Wildlife Areas.

Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
         Cameron Sponseller, Senior Fish and Wildlife Technician, Bridge Creek Wildlife Area
         Wayne Morrow, Manager, Fern Ridge Wildlife Area
         Keith Kohl, Manager, Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area
         Dan Gonzalez, Manager, Riverside Wildlife Area
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

 
Attachments:

Exhibit F: HAVENS CONTESTED CASE HEARING
 

The Commission will consider suspension of Patrick Havens’ Oregon hunting and fishing privileges on the Final Order for a wildlife violator contested case.

Staff:   DeAnna Erickson, License Service Manager
Action: Issue Final Order

 
Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

February 20, 2009 – Astoria

  • Update on Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and Agreement in Principle
  • Marine Reserves Briefing
  • Razor Clam Fishery
  • 2008 Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Marketing Efforts
  • 2008-2009 Economic Survey
  • Fish, Wildlife and Habitats Adaption Strategy for Climate Change
  • 25-year Recreational Angling Enhancement Plan

March 20, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Sea Lion Management Briefing
  • Fish Passage Waiver Request
  • 2009 Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season Briefing
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Cervid Disease Surveillance List
  • Upland Artwork Selection

April 17, 2009 – Corvallis

  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Fern Ridge, Lower Deschutes, Riverside, and Bridge Creek Areas
  • Annual Regulation Adoption for Sardine, Groundfish and Nearshore Fisheries; Nearshore Fishery Logbook Report
  • 2009 Regulations for Ocean Salmon Season

May 15, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Diamond Lake Management Plan

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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