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COMMISSION AGENDA: February 5, 2010
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting

February 5, 2010 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Mirror Lake, Photo by Bruce Newhouse

Printable Agenda (pdf)

        Meeting: February 5, 2010


Friday, February 5, 2010 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Wnenaha Wildlife Area

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Steve Denney, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Steve Williams, Captain Walt Markee

Wind Energy Program Coordination by Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) Wind Energy Task Force
Steve McClure, Union County Commissioner and AOC Task Force Chair
Hanley Jenkins, Union County Planner
Tom Stoops, Assistant Director, Oregon Department of Energy Facility Siting

Expenditure Report
Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules
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 January 8, 2010 Commission meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: MID-COLUMBIA STEELHEAD CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY PLAN APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the Mid-Columbia Steelhead Conservation and Recovery Plan and associated rules.

Rich Carmichael, Research Program Director and Recovery Plan Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: MANAGEMENT OF SPRING CHINOOK AND WHITE STURGEON FISHERIES IN THE MAINSTEAM COLUMBIA RIVER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A WHITE STURGEON SPAWNING SANCTUARY IN THE WILLAMETTE RIVER

The Commission will be asked to provide guidance on management of Columbia River spring Chinook and White Sturgeon.

Steve Williams, Deputy Administrator for Fish Division
Tony Nigro, Manager, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: GAFF HOOK PETITION

The Commission will be briefed on a Petition that would amend rules covering the use of gaffs to land salmon, steelhead or other freshwater game fish in inland or ocean fisheries and allow gaffs to be used to land fish which are legal to retain.

Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

OTHER BUSINESS

Upland Artwork Selection
The Commission will be asked to review entries for Upland Artwork during the Commission’s lunch.

Brandon Reishus, Upland Game Bird and Water Fowl Assistant
Action: Informational

Fish and Wildlife Steward Award Presentation

Rod Krahmer, Forest Practices Program Coordinator
Action: Informational

ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

March 12, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Wolf in northeast Oregon, Oregon Fish and Wildlife
    Halibut and Sardine Fishery Regulation Setting
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • 2010 Preliminary Options for Ocean Salmon Season
  • Disposal of Wildlife Parts
  • Wolf Plan Informational Briefing

April 23, 2010 – Roseburg (Dist. 4)

  • Adopt Rules Related to Wolves Held in Captivity
  • Amend Rules related to Wildlife Taxonomy and Wildlife Integrity Rules
  • 2010 Regulations for Ocean Salmon Season

May – No meeting scheduled

June 4, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Pride Awards
  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags; Access and Habitat / Big Game
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Furbearer Regulations for July 2010 – June 2012
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Plan • Hunter Orange

July 16, 2010 – No meeting scheduled at this time, but please reserve this date

August 6, 2010) – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • 2010-2011 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 2, 2010 (Thursday) – (Dist. 1- Location to be determined)

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 1, 2010 – Bend (Dist. 2)

  • Shikar Safari International Award
  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Hunter Orange

November – No meeting scheduled

December 3, 2010 – Portland Area (Dist. 3)

  • 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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