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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, March 8, 2013

Meeting

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission Room
3406 Cherry Avenue
Salem, Oregon 97303

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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Friday, March 8, 2013
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

Bruce Eddy, Chip Dale, Larry Cooper, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Caren Braby, Captain Jeff Samuels

Field Reports

Expenditure and Budget Report

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

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.

Greg Osburn Cedar Creek Hatchery on Sandy River
Portland, Oregon

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft September 7, October 5, November 9, December 6-7, 2012, and January 11, 2013 Commission minutes.


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board’s recommendations
for project funding.

Matt Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: WOLF UPDATE

The Commission will be given an informational update on wolf status.

Bruce Eddy, Northeast Region Manager
Russ Morgan, Wolf Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: OREGON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

The Commission will be given a periodic status review of species listed under the Oregon
Endangered Species Act.

Martin Nugent, Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: DEER CREEK TRACT/SOUTH BASIN SPRINGS LAND EXCHANGE AT PHILLIP W. SCHNEIDER WILDLIFE AREA

The Commission will be asked to approve staff proceeding with a land exchange of Deer Creek Tract on the Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area for adjacent South Basin Springs.

Kevin Blakely, John Day Watershed District Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: FISH PASSAGE BARRIER PRIORITIZATION LIST AND PRIORITY UNSCREENED DIVERSION INVENTORY

The Commission will be asked to approve the Fish Passage Barrier Prioritization List and Priority Unscreened Diversion Inventory.

Ken Loffink, Assistant Fish Passage Coordinator
Pete Baki, Fish Screening Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board’s recommendations for project approval.

Josie Thompson, Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

Executive Session

The Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2) (h) which allows the Commission to meet in Executive Session to consult with legal counsel concerning current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.



ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

April 26, 2013 – Salem

  • 2013 Ocean Salmon Regulations for State Marine Waters
  • 2013 Regulations for Coastal Pelagic Species and Pacific Halibut Fisheries
  • Unattended Vehicles Parked in Violation of Rules

May 2013 – No meeting scheduled

June 6-7, 2013 – Tigard or Tualatin - To be determined (Congressional District 1)

  • 2013 Big Game Regulations
  • 2014 Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations
  • Access and Habitat Projects

July 12, 2013 – No meeting scheduled; but please reserve this date

August 2, 2013 – Eugene (Congressional District 4)

  • 2013-2014 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • Land Acquisition and Exchange Rules

September 6-7, 2013 – Medford

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 4, 2013 – Newport

  • 2014 Big Game Regulations

November 2013 – No meeting scheduled

December 6, 2013 – Portland (Congressional District 3)

  • Access and Habitat Projects


AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on March 8, 2013. 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.

On March 8, a recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have lunch.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

If you wish to give testimony on any item scheduled on this agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided theday of the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair. The Commission places great value on information received 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 at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue, Salem, Oregon 97303, 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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