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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. and Friday, June 6, 2014 - 8:00 am

Meeting

Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.
Thursday, June 5, 2014,
The Commission may continue a Thursday, June 5, 2014, agenda item on Friday, June 6, 2014.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

In written form only

Expenditure Report

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administrator

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

 


Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft April 25, 2014 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2014-2015 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the 2014 controlled hunt tag numbers and concepts for the 2015 Big Game Regulations.

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


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: FURBEARER AND PROTECTED MAMMAL REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to the Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations.

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING

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

Matthew Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: 2015 ACCESS AND HABITAT AUCTION AND RAFFLE TAG ALLOCATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the recommendations of the Access and Habitat Board and Department staff for 2015 auction and raffle tag allocations.

Don Whittaker, Ungulate Species Coordinator
Matthew Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testim
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Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: HABITAT CONSERVATION STAMP

The Commission will be asked to approve amended rules relating to the Habitat Conservation Stamp Program.

Andrea Hanson, Conservation Strategy Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: 2015-2017 PROPOSED AGENCY BUDGET

The Commission will be briefed on the development of the 2015-2017 proposed agency budget and input from the External Budget Advisory Committee and town hall meetings.

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration
Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator
Aaron Jenkins, Economist
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

Friday, June 6, 2014,
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 H: 2014-2015 COASTAL PELAGIC SPECIES FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to approve regulations and harvest specifications for the 2014-2015 coastal pelagic species fisheries.

Troy Buell, State Fishery Management Program Leader
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit I: 2014 OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to approve permanent rules for state waters concurrent with Pacific Fisheries Management Council adopted ocean seasons.

Chris Kern, Acting Fish Division Deputy Administrator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit J: ALSEA BOAT RAMP PROPERTY ACQUISITION

The Commission will be asked to approve the acquisition of the Alsea Boat Ramp Property.

Dick Duncan, Realty Specialist
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit K: COASTAL MULTI-SPECIES CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Commission will be asked to approve the Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan.

Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator
Tom Stahl, Conservation and Recovery Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

July 11, 2014 – only if needed

August 1, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • 2015-2017 Proposed Agency Budget Approval
  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Commercial Fishery Permit Board Appointments
  • Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery Regulations
  • Fish Passage Policy Update
  • 2014 Coastal Salmon Fisheries
  • 2014-2015 Oregon Game Bird 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 Meeting
    • 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 Thursday, June 5, 2014, and will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, June 6, 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.

On June 5 and June 6, 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 6, 2014.

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, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302, 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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