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COMMISSION AGENDA: February 4, 2011

Spring Chinook -Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

Meeting

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Printable Agenda (pdf)

The Deschutes River -Photo by Jessica Sall-

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:00 am

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Larry Cooper, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Tony Nigro, Captain Jeff Samuels

Greater Sage Grouse -Photo by Nick Myatt-

Highway 97 Wildlife Crossing Issues
Simon Wray, Regional ODOT Coordinator

Sage Grouse Plan Update
Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Eric Rickerson, Wildlife Division Deputy Administrator

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 October 1, 2010 and January 7, 2011 Commission meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

  • October 1, 2010 Commission meeting minutes
  • January 7, 2011 Commission meeting minutes
Exhibit B: FISH SCREENING TASK FORCE MEMBER APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to appoint an agricultural representative to the Fish Screening Task Force.

Alan Ritchey, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: FISHERIES MANAGEMENT OF SPRING AND SUMMER CHINOOK IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER AND WHITE STURGEON IN THE COLUMBIA AND WILLAMETTE RIVERS

The Commission will be asked for guidance for fisheries management: a) Management of spring and summer Chinook non-treaty fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River; and b) Management of white sturgeon in the Columbia River downstream from Bonneville Dam and in the Willamette River.

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

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: AMEND RULES RELATED TO WILDLIFE TAXONOMY AND WILDLIFE INTEGRITY RULES

The Commission will be asked to approve the rules relating to the Department’s wildlife taxonomy and integrity rules.

Rick Boatner, Invasive Species Coordinator
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 Waterfowl Assistant
Action: Selection

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

March 11, 2011 – Florence (Congressional District 4)

  • Mirror Lake -Photo by Bruce Newhouse-
    Access and Habitat Projects
  • Five Year Review of Wildlife Management Plans
  • Authority to Take or Harass Wildlife
  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • 2011 Regulations for Sardine and Pacific Halibut Fisheries
  • 2011 Regulations for Columbia and Lower Willamette River Fisheries

April 22, 2011 - ODFW Headquarters, Salem

May - No meeting scheduled

June 3, 2011 - ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags – Access and Habitat/Big Game
  • Rehabilitation Rules
  • Access and Habitat Projects

July – No meeting scheduled

August 5, 2011 – ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2011-2012 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 1, 2011 (Thursday) – Seaside (Congressional District 1)

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 7, 2011 – Pendleton (Congressional District 2)

  • 2012 Big Game Regulations

November – No meeting scheduled

December 2, 2011 – Portland Area (Congressional Dist. 3)

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Bear Management Plan

 


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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