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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, 2013

Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2013 – 8:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites Washington Square
Regency One Room
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, Oregon 97223

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 8:00 am
Embassy Suites Washington Square
Regency One Room
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, Oregon 97223

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.

The Commission reserves the right to continue a Thursday, June 6, 2013 agenda item to Friday, June 7, 2013, and the Commission reserves the right to begin a Friday, June 7, 2013 agenda item on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Exhibit A: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement projects approved for funding by the Restoration and Enhancement Board.

Josie Thompson, Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2013 COASTAL FALL CHINOOK AND COHO TERMINAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the 2013 regulations for fall Chinook in ocean terminal and inland fisheries and for coho in inland fisheries.

Chris Kern, Ocean Salmon Program Technical Resources Manager
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: COLUMBIA RIVER FISHERIES MANAGEMENT: 2013 AND BEYOND

The Commission will be asked to approve rules for managing Columbia River non-Tribal commercial and recreational fisheries in 2013 and beyond.

Ed Bowles, Special assignment to the Director’s Office
Curt Melcher, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs
Steve Williams, Fish Division Deputy Administrator
Tony Nigro, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
Friday, June 7, 2013
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

Bruce Eddy, Chip Dale, Larry Cooper, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Steve Williams, Captain Jeff Samuels

Shikar Safari International Club Award

Roy Elicker, Director

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the May 10, 2013 Commission minutes.

 

Attachments: (pdf)



Exhibit E: 2013-2014 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules for 2013 Oregon big game
seasons and approve in concept 2014 general and controlled big game and western gray
squirrel seasons.

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Don Whittaker, Ungulate Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: 2014 AUCTION AND RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board and staff’s recommendations for 2014 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Don Whittaker, Ungulate Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS AND BOARD APPOINTMENT

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

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit H: 2012-2014 FURBEARER TRAPPING AND HUNTING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to the Furbearer Trapping and Hunting
Regulations for 2012-2014.

Tim Hiller, Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit I: HABITAT CONSERVATION STAMP RETENTION

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to administrative rules to allow retention of the Habitat Conservation Stamps.

Eric Rickerson, Deputy Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit J: COMMISSION BEST PRACTICES

The Commission will be briefed on the Commission’s Best Practices.

Aaron Jenkins, Economist
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit K: RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND RE-ACTIVATION ACTION PLAN

The Commission will be briefed on the Recruitment, Retention, and Re-activation Action Plan.

Chris Willard, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

July 12, 2013 – to be Determined

  • Possible Wolf Rulemaking

August 2, 2013 – Eugene (Congressional District 4)

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

September 4-5-6, 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 Thursday, June 6, 2013, and will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, June 7, 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 June 6 and June 7, 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 the day 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 is scheduled on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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 Embassy Suites Washington Square, 9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, Oregon 97223, 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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