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COMMISSION AGENDA: June 3 & 4, 2010
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 1:00 pm
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, Oregon 97303

Printable Agenda June 3, 2010 (pdf)

Path to the fishing pond on EE Wilson Wildlife Area

Meeting

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, Oregon 97303

Printable Agenda June 4, 2010 (pdf)


Thursday, June 3, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit A: SAUVIE ISLAND WILDLIFE AREA PLAN

The Commission will be briefed on the goals and objectives of the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Management Plan.

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

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Access and Habitat (A&H) Board’s April 2010 recommendations for project funding.

Matt Keenan, A&H Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: GOOSE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

The Commission will be brief on the recommendations of the Goose Task Force.

Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Senator Betsy Johnson, Legislative Member, Goose Task Force
Representative Mike Schaufler, Legislative Member, Goose Task Force
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: FISH SCREENING TASK FORCE MEMBER APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to appoint one member to the Fish Screening Task Force to represent agricultural interests.

Alan Ritchey, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: BULL RUN WATER SUPPLY FISH PASSAGE WAIVER REQUEST

The Commission will be asked to approve a fish passage waiver for the City of Portland’s Bull Run Water Supply Habitat Conservation Plan.

Greg Apke, Statewide Fish Passage Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit F: GRASS CARP RULE EXEMPTION REQUEST

The Commission will be asked to approve an exemption request for one grass carp application for an exemption to size of stocking location.

Laura Tesler, Restoration & Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit G: LIMITED ENTRY ANCHOVY PETITION

The Commission will be asked to review a Limited Entry Anchovy Petition by Richard Wood.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

ADJOURN


Friday, June 4, 2010 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Buck Mule Deer

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Steve Denney, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Tony Nigro, Lt. Mike Dingeman, Holly Michael

Expenditure Report
Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

  • Financial Report (pdf)

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 H: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve March 12 and April 23, 2010 Commission meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit I: 2011 BIG GAME REGULATIONS; INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING ON HUNTER ORANGE

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the proposed administrative rules for the controlled hunt tag numbers for 2010 Oregon big game seasons; and will be asked to approve, in concept, the proposed 2011 Big Game and Western Gray Squirrel season dates, open areas, dates and locations of cooperative travel management areas, and controlled hunts. Staff will also brief the Commission and seek input on whether to move forward with formal rulemaking regarding mandatory Hunter Orange.

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager, Wildlife Division
Don Whittaker, Ungulate Coordinator, Wildlife Division
Chris Willard, Education Manager, Information & Education Division
Public Testimony
Rulemaking/Informational

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit J: INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING ON OREGON’S LOWER COLUMBIA CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY PLAN

The Commission will be asked to review and provide direction on the content of the draft Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon.

Kevin Goodson, Conservation Plan Coordinator
Tom Stahl, Conservation and Recovery Assistant Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit K: 2010 COASTAL FALL CHINOOK AND COHO REGULATIONS FOR THE TERMINAL FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the proposed administrative rules for the 2010 Coastal Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon Regulations. will be asked to review and adopt the sport and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean.

Ron Boyce, Technical Resources Program Manager
Mike Gray, Coos, Coquille and Tenmile District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit L: REGULATIONS FOR 2010 COLUMBIA RIVER SUMMER AND FALL RECREATIONAL FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the proposed administrative rules establishing regulations for the 2010 Summer and Fall Sport Salmon seasons in the Columbia River.

John North, Fisheries Management Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit M: RAFFLE/AUCTION TAGS – ACCESS AND HABITAT/BIG GAME

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the recommendations of the Access and Habitat (A&H) Board and Department staff for the 2011 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Don Whittaker, Ungulate Coordinator
Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
No Public Testimony Allowed
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit N: FURBEARER REGULATIONS FOR JULY 2010 – JUNE 2012

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the proposed administrative rules to set the Furbearer Regulations for July 2010 through June 2012.

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

July 16, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

Jubilee Lake in Northeast Oregon
  • 2011-2013 Agency Requested Budget

August 6, 2010) – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Shikar Safari International Award
  • Pride Awards
  • 2010-2011 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • Amend Rules related to Wildlife Taxonomy and Wildlife Integrity Rules
  • 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Surplus Eggs and Fish in ODFW Hatchery Programs
  • Public Access to ODFW Fish Hatcheries
  • Oregon Lower Columbia Conservation and Recovery Plan Regulations

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

  • Clackamas River Bull Trout
  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 1, 2010 – Bend (Dist. 2)

  • 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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