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COMMISSION AGENDA: June 5, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
June 5, 2009 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, OR 97303

 

Printable Agenda

Meeting: June 5, 2009 (pdf)


Friday, June 5, 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

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker Director

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 15, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: 2009-2010 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the administrative rules for controlled hunt tag numbers for 2009 Oregon big game seasons; and approve, in concept, the proposed 2010 big game and western gray squirrel season dates, open areas, dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas, and controlled hunts.

Staff: Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Adoption and Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2010 AUCTION AND RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the recommendations of the Access and Habitat Board and ODFW staff for the 2010 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Staff: Don Whittaker, Species Coordinator
          Matt Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Adoption

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Access and Habitat Board’s April 2009 recommendations for project funding.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: WILDLIFE AREA PLANNING UPDATE: SAUVIE ISLAND WILDLIFE AREA PLAN

The Commission will be briefed on the draft Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan.

Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
          Mark Nebeker, Wildlife Area Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: FERN RIDGE WILDLIFE AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the goals and objectives of the 2009 Fern Ridge Wildlife Area Management plan, and amend goals and objectives in Oregon Administrative Rules.

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

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: CERVID DISEASE SURVEILLANCE LIST

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the proposed Cervid Disease Surveillance List and associated rules, and review and adopt the Voluntary State Chronic Wasting Disease Monitored Herd Program.

Staff: Colin Gillin, State Wildlife Veterinarian
        Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit H: 2009 COASTAL FALL CHINOOK AND COHO SALMON REGULATIONS FOR THE TERMINAL FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the proposed administrative rules for the 2009 Coastal Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon Regulations for the terminal fisheries.

Staff: Ron Boyce, Technical Services Manager
         Bob Buckman, Mid-Coast District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Adoption

Attachments:
 
Exhibit I: FISH SCREEN TASK FORCE MEMBER APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to review and appoint one member to the Fish Screening Task Force to represent Fishing for Fish Conservation interests.

Staff: Alan Ritchey, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit J: FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT (R&E) PROGRAM

 

Staff:

Action:

Attachments:
 
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS


July 17, 2009 – CANCELLED

August 7, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2009-2010 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Preliminary Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Regulation Setting for Commercial Harvest of Anchovies as Bait

September 4, 2009 – Grants Pass

  • Diamond Lake Management Plan Approval
  • 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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