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COMMISSION AGENDA: August 7, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
August 7, 2009 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, OR 97303

Schoolhouse Lake at Summer Lake Wildlife Area

Printable Agenda

       Meeting: August 7, 2009 (pdf)


Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 a.m.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Detroit Lake

Field Reports

Staff: Captain Walt Markee, Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Russ Stauff, Roger Fuhrman, Steve Williams

Wind Energy Update

Staff: Holly Michael, Conservation Policy and Projects Coordinator

Non-Resident Hunter Participation

Staff: Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator

Expenditure Report

Staff: Tom Ruddiman, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Curt Melcher, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife

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.

Hunting Issues:

Al Elkins
Oregon Hunters Association
Wilsonville, OR

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve June 5, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

(NOTE: Exhibit E: Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Annual Progress Report (Informational) will be heard immediately following Exhibit A.)

Attachments:
Exhibit B: 2009-2010 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS
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The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the Game Bird Season regulations for 2009-2010 and approve the 2010-2015 Upland Game Bird Framework.

Staff: Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Program Coordinator
          Brad Bales, Migratory Bird Program Coordinator
          Brandon Reishus, Game Bird Program Assistant
Public Testimony
Action: Adoption and Approval

Attachments:
Exhibit C: WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND SAGE GROUSE CONSERVATION IN OREGON

The Commission will be briefed on Wind Energy Development and Sage Grouse Conservation in Oregon.

Staff: Christian Hagen, Sage Grouse Coordinator
Action: Informational

Attachments:
Exhibit D: EVALUATION OF COUGAR REMOVAL ON HUMAN SAFETY CONCERNS, LIVESTOCK DAMAGE COMPLAINTS, AND ELK COW RATIOS IN OREGON

Has been deferred and will be presented at the Commission’s October 2 meeting in Salem.

Attachments:
Exhibit E: SALMON AND TROUT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP) ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT
Spring Chinook

The Commission will be briefed on the 2008 STEP Annual Progress Report.

Staff: Dave Dunahay, Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee (STAC) Chair
          Rhine Messmer, Recreational and Fisheries Program Manager
Action: Informational

Attachments:

Exhibit F: 2010 SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the Sport Fishing Regulations for finfish, shellfish and marine invertebrates for 2010.

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

Attachments:
Exhibit G: COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF ANCHOVIES AS BAIT

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the regulations allowing commercial harvest of anchovies as bait by albacore tuna vessels, and bait harvest in the Umpqua estuary.

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

Attachments:
OTHER BUSINESS
 

Executive Session
The Commission will hold an executive session to be briefed on a legal negotiation pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h), and a potential real estate transaction pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e).

 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS


September 4, 2009 – Grants Pass

  • Diamond Lake Management Plan Approval
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Sensitive Species List and Protected Fish and Wildlife Taxonomy

October 2, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Shikar Safari International Award
  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • License Fees
  • Evaluation of Cougar Removal on Human Safety Concerns, Livestock Damage Complaints, and Elk Cow Ratios in Oregon
  • Developmental and Commercial Fishing Regulations
  • Marine Reserves Briefing

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
  • Oregon Falconry Rules; Authorizing the take of Peregrine Falcons for 2010
  • 2010 Groundfish Fisheries Rulemaking
  • Marine Reserves Rulemaking

 


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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