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COMMISSION AGENDA: September 3 & 4, 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Tour:
September 3, 2009 – 8:00 am
Depart The Riverside Inn
986 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526-2908

Meeting:
September 4, 2009 - 8:00 am
Josephine County Fairgrounds
Floral Building
1451 Fairgrounds Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527-5505

Gold Ray Dam

Printable Agenda

      Tour: September 3, 2009 (pdf)
Meeting: September 4, 2009 (pdf)


Thursday, September 3, 2009 8:00 a.m.
OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION TOUR

8:00 a.m. Depart Riverside Inn

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Savage Rapids Dam

  • Removal project status by Dan Vandyke, ODFW Rogue Fish District Biologist
  • Project overview by Bob Hunter, Water Watch

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Gold Ray Dam

  • Dam removal project overview with John Vial, Jackson County Roads and Parks
  • Additional background information by Dan Vandyke
  • Visit fish viewing window with Dan Vandyke and Renee Pellisier, ODFW Rogue District Fish Counter

11:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch at Robert and Phyllis Mace Memorial Watchable Wildlife Pavilion

  • Background on Bob Mace, the Mace Watchable Wildlife Foundation, and the Pavilion with Bill Leavens and Linda Marr, Fund Advisory Committee Members

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center

  • Wildlife Images tour with Dave Siddon, Executive Director

4:15 p.m. Arrive back at Riverside Inn

Friday, September 4, 2009 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Russ Stauff, Chris Wheaton, Rick Hargrave, Steve Williams

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 August 7, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit B: DIAMOND LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the Diamond Lake Management Plan.

Staff: Laura Jackson, Umpqua District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit C: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Board’s August 7, 2009 recommendations for project funding.

Staff: Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Access and Habitat (A&H) Boards July 2009 recommendations for project funding.

Staff: Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

 

Attachments:

Exhibit E: SENSITIVE SPECIES LIST UPDATE

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the changes to administrative rules that will update the taxonomy standards, as well as common and scientific names, and adopt changes and clarifications for administrative rules relating to the Sensitive Species List.

Staff: Peg Boulay, Sensitive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:

Executive Session
The Commission will hold an executive session to be briefed on a potential real estate transaction pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e).
Exhibit F: MOTION TO RECONSIDER COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE SUSPENSIONS

The Commission will be asked to consider a motion for reconsideration in a Commercial Fishing License Case.

Staff: Bill Cook, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Action: Approval or Denial

Attachments:

cont. Attachments:

OTHER BUSINESS

2010 Commission Dates

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS
Winchester Dam

October 2, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010 Big Game Regulations
  • Update License Fees OARs
  • Evaluation of Cougar Removal on Human Safety Concerns, Livestock Damage Complaints, and Elk Cow/Calf Ratios
  • Temporary Suspension of the Developmental Fisheries Program - Informational
  • Marine Reserves Briefing
  • Commercial Ocean Dungeness Crab Fishery

November 13, 2009 – Portland Airport

December 11, 2009 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Access and Habitat Program Rules
  • Wildlife Area Plan Adoption; Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
  • Oregon Falconry Rules; Authorizing the take of Peregrine Falcons for 2010
  • Disposal of Wildlife Parts
  • Groundfish Fisheries Rulemaking
  • Marine Reserves Rulemaking
  • Temporary Suspension of the Developmental Fisheries Program and Annual Review
  • North Canal Dam Fish Passage Waiver
  • Criminal History Background Checks
  • Master Hunter Violations

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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