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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, April 25, 2014

Meeting

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00 am
The Mill Casino and RV Park
The Hazel~Willow~Beargrass Rooms
3201 Tremont Avenue
North Bend, Oregon 97459

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The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.
Friday, April 25, 2014
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

In written form only

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.

Paul Engelmeyer
Yachats, Oregon

Seabirds and Forage Fish
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft January 10, 2014 and March 7, 2014 Commission minutes, and reapprove the February 7, 2014 minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: PETITION FOR CONTROLLED FISH SPECIES

The Commission will be asked to consider a petition from Robert Carmel to add Barramundi as a controlled fish species.

Wildlife Division Staff
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS; AND SALMON AND TROUT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board’s recommendations for project funding, and will be briefed on the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Annual Report.

Kevin Herkamp, Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Coordinator and Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Tom VanderPlaat, Restoration and Enhancement Advisory Committee Chair
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: 2014 PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to approve the 2014 regulations for the Pacific Halibut Fisheries.

Patrick Mirick, Assistant Project Leader for Groundfish and Pacific Halibut
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: 2014 OCEAN SALMON SEASONS

The Commission will be briefed on regulations for the 2014 Ocean Salmon Seasons adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Chris Kern, Acting Fish Division Deputy Administrator
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: COASTAL MULTI-SPECIES CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be briefed on the proposed Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan.

Tom Stahl, Conservation and Recovery Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS
Executive Session
The Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(e) and ORS 192.660(2)(f) which allow the Commission to meet in executive session to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions and to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.
ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

May 16, 2014 – only if needed

June 5-6, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • 2014 Big Game Regulations
  • Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Access and Habitat Auction; Raffle Tag Allocations
  • Habitat Conservation Stamp
  • Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan Rulemaking
  • 2014-2015 Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries
  • Fish Passage Policy Update
  • 2014 Ocean and Coastal Fall Chinook/Coho Fishery Regulations

July 11, 2014 – only if needed

August 1, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • 2014-2015 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations

September 4-5, 2014 – Wallowa County

  • September 4: Tour
  • September 5: Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission Public Meeting
  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 9-10, 2014 – Central Point

  • October 9: Joint Workshop with California Fish and Game Commission
  • October 10: Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Public
  • 2015 Big Game Regulations

November 2014 – No meeting scheduled

December 5, 2014 – Teleconference Meeting Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Access and Habitat Projects

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on April 25, 2014. 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 that you see on the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

On April 25, 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

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 Director’s Report 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, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at the Mill Casino and RV Park, 3201 Tremont Avenue, North Bend, Oregon 97459, 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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