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COMMISSION AGENDA: April 16 – 17, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tour:
April 16, 2009 – 8:00 a.m.
Depart Salbasgeon Suites
1730 N.W. 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Meeting:
April 17, 2009 - 8:00 a.m.
Salbasgeon Suites and Conference Center - McKenzie Center
1730 N.W. 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330

Printable Agenda

Tour: April 16, 2009 (pdf)
Meeting: April 17, 2009 (pdf)


Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:00 a.m.

 

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Tour
 

8:00 a.m. Depart Salbasgeon Suites

8:40 – 9:15 a.m. Haggerty Wetland Reserve Program
                              – Project overview by James Young, ODFW Habitat Biologist, and Steve Smith, Fish and Wildlife Biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                              – Strategic Partnership by Steve Marx, South Willamette Watershed District Manager

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thompson’s Mills
                             – Background and current activities by Steve Mamoyac, ODFW District Fisheries Biologist, and
                                 Doug Crispin, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Travel to Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
                             – Discuss operations of the OHRC with members of the OHRC Advisory Committee

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Oregon Hatchery Research Center
                             – Research Center Tour with Ryan Couture, OHRC Facility Manager, ODFW; and
                                 Dr. David Noakes, OHRC Senior Scientist, Oregon State University
                             – Projects and activities by Ryan Couture and Dr. David Noakes

4:00 p.m. Arrive back at Salbasgeon Suites

 
 
Friday, April 17, 2009 8:00 a.m.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
 

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Russ Stauff, Caren Braby, Walt Markee, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael

Annual Reports for the North Umpqua Fish Passage

Staff: Russ Stauff, Acting Southwest Region Manager

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – Oregon Economic Recovery Efforts

Staff: Steven Marx, South Willamette Watershed District Manager

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 March 20, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
Exhibit B: WILDLIFE AREA PLAN ADOPTION: LOWER DESCHUTES, RIVERSIDE, AND BRIDGE CREEK WILDLIFE AREAS
 

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the goals and objectives of the Wildlife Area Plans

Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
Exhibit C: ADOPT ANNUAL REGULATIONS FOR SARDINE FISHERY AND CONSIDER CHANGES TO STATE PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS AND FISHERY PRACTICES
 

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the rules for the 2009 Commercial Sardine Fishery concurrent with federal regulations; consider waivers for permit renewals; and rule changes for permit renewals, permit transfers, and vessel tendering.

Staff: Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
Exhibit D: 2009 REGULATIONS FOR GROUNDFISH, HALIBUT, AND OCEAN STURGEON FISHERIES; REVIEW OF THE 2008 NEARSHORE LOGBOOK REPORT
 

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the 2009 regulations for Groundfish, Halibut, and Ocean Sturgeon Fisheries, and review the annual 2008 Commercial Nearshore Logbook Report.

Staff: Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

May 15, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Diamond Lake Management Plan Briefing
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • 2009 Regulations for Ocean Salmon Season
  • Reconsider Rule to Authorize Ceremonial Wildlife Harvest Permits for use by the Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption: Fern Ridge

June 5, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Big Game Raffle/Auction Tags
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan
  • Cervid Disease Surveillance List
  • 2009 Coastal Fall Chinook and Coho Regulations for Terminal Fisheries
  • Fish Screen Task Force Member Appointment

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
  • Diamond Lake Management Plan Approval

September 4, 2009 – Grants Pass

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 2, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

 


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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