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COMMISSION AGENDA: August 5, 2011

Bird hunting dogs

Meeting

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Bird hunting dogs

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 8:00 am

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports
Bruce Eddy, Christian Hagen, Larry Cooper, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Tony Nigro, Lieutenant Dave Anderson

Recognition of Rod Moore’s Contributing Service at the Pacific Fishery Management Council
Roy Elicker, Director

Expenditure Report
Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules
Roy Elicker, Director

Recognition of Two Fish Passage Task Force Members
Greg Apke, Fish Passage Program Coordinator

Pride Awards Recognition
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.

County Judge Steve Grasty
County Commissioner Dan Nichols
Harney County
Sage Grouse Strategy Impacts


Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft February 4, April 22, June 2 and June 3,
2011 Commission minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit B: 2011-2012 GAME BIRD REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules and the Game Bird Season regulations for 2011-2012.

Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Program Coordinator
Brad Bales, Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator
Brandon Reishus, Assistant Staff Biologist
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit C: FALCONRY LICENSES, PERMITS AND REQUIREMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules to be in compliance with new federal regulations.

Martin Nugent, Threatened & Endangered, Sensitive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit D: SAUVIE ISLAND WILDLIFE AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN AND HUNTING DOG TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE PROCESS

The Commission will be briefed on the status of the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Management Plan and the Dog Training Advisory Committee process.

Nancy Breuner, Wildlife Area Operations Coordinator
Jeff Boechler, North Willamette Watershed District Manager
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: 2012 OREGON SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules relating to the Sport Fishing Regulations for finfish, shellfish and marine invertebrates for 2012.

Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit F: LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER AND OREGON COAST WHITE STURGEON CONSERVATION PLAN

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules relating to the Lower Columbia River and Oregon Coast White Sturgeon Conservation Plan.

Tony Nigro, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
Tom Rien, Columbia River Coordination Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit G: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the appointment of three members to the
Restoration and Enhancement Board: one Sport Fishing representative; one Troll Fishing
representative; and one Seafood Processor representative.

Josie Thompson, Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit H: REVISED PUBLIC PROCESS FOR ANGLING REGULATIONS
DEVELOPMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve the final revised Public Process for Angling
Regulation Development, and approve the administrative rules for Promulgation of Angling
Regulations.

Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit I: UPPER WILLAMETTE RIVER CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY PLAN

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules relating to the Upper
Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan.

Presenter
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit J: DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT

This is a placeholder for possible Commission action(s) and/or discussion related to the reappointment of Roy Elicker to a four-year term as agency director.

No Public Testimony
Action: To be determined

Attachments: (pdf's)

EXECUTIVE SESSION


The Commission will hold an executive session to review and evaluate the job performance of Roy Elicker as Director, as authorized by ORS 192.660 (2) (i).

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS


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

  • Territorial Sea Plan Informational Briefing
  • STEP Annual Report
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • License Refunds and Exchanges

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
  • Black Bear Management Plan
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Management Plan
  • Wildlife Control Operators

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 their 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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