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COMMISSION AGENDA: February 20, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Printable Agenda February 20, 2009 (pdf)

Tour:
February 19, 2009 – 8:00 am
Depart Cannery Pier Hotel
10 Basin Street
Astoria, OR 97103

Reception:
February 19, 2009 4:00 pm
Cannery Pier Hotel
10 Basin Street
Astoria, OR 97103

Meeting:
February 20, 2009 - 8:00 am
The Loft @ the Red Building
20 Basin Street, Suite F
Astoria, OR 97103


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

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Russ Stauff, Dave Fox, Walt Markee, Roger Fuhrman

Klamath Basin Restoration and Hydropower Agreements

Staff: Suzanne Knapp, Natural Resources Advisor, Governor Kulongoski’s Natural Resources Office

Marine Reserves Briefing

Staff: Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator

Update on Three-Year Crab Pot Limit Review

Staff: Steve Williams, Deputy Fish Division Administrator, Ocean Salmon Columbia River and Marine Program

Economic Impact of Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing and Shellfish Harvest in Oregon

Staff: Roger Fuhrman, Information and Education Administrator
          Todd Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Travel Oregon, Oregon Tourism Commission
          Dean Runyan, President, Dean Runyan Associates
          Leon Aliski, Project Manager, Dean Runyan Associates

Oregon Habitat Joint Ventures Update

Staff: Holly Michael, Conservation Strategy Leader
          Bruce Taylor, Oregon Habitat Joint Ventures

Mule Deer Initiative Update

Staff: Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Mule Deer Initiative Commission Briefing (pdf)

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 December 11, 2008, December 12, 2008, January 9, 2009 and January 23, 2009 Commission minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: FISH SCREENING TASK FORCE MEMBER APPOINTMENT
 

The Commission will review and appoint one to the Fish Screening Task Force.

Staff: Alan Ritchey, Fish Screens State Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2009 COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING REGULATIONS
 

The Commission will review and amend permanent rule for recreational and commercial fisheries in the Columbia and Willamette rivers and Select Areas.

Staff: John North, Fisheries Manager, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

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

The Commission will be asked to review and approve implementation of the final draft of the 25-Year Recreational Angling Enhancement Plan.

Staff: Mary Buckman, Biometrician for Recreational Fisheries Program
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

 
Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

March 20, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Sea Lion Management Briefing
  • Annual Reports for the North Umpqua Fish Passage
  • Introduction Mary Wagner, Regional Forester, Pacific Northwest Region, USDA Forest Service
  • Fish Passage Waiver Request
  • 2009 Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season Briefing
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Cervid Disease Surveillance List
  • Upland Artwork Selection
  • Fish, Wildlife and Habitats Adoption Strategy for Climate Change

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
  • Annual Regulation Adoption for Sardine Fishery
  • 2009 Regulations for Ocean Salmon Season

May 15, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Diamond Lake Management Plan
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

June 5, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Big Game Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Oregon Coastal Chinook Sport Regulation Setting for Terminal Fisheries

July 17, 2009 – Baker City

  • 2010 Commission Schedule
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

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
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

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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