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COMMISSION AGENDA: May 13, 2022

Meeting:

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 8:00 AM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Virtual
4034 Fairview Industrial DR SE
Salem, OR 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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2022

Friday, May 13, 2022
See notes on the last page of this agenda for instructions on how to Registration to testify on exhibit items.
ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES

Curt Melcher, Director

1. 635-005-0490

Allow Waivers to Retrieve Excess Derelict Crab Gear
Adopted 05/03/2022: effective 05/03/2022 through 08/14/2022.
This amended rule will allow state contracted vessels to recover more derelict gear under a waiver issued by ODFW than the amount otherwise allowed by rule.

2. 635-023-0125

Close Recreational Spring Chinook and Steelhead Retention Above Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River
Adopted 05/03/2022: effective 05/03/2022 through 06/15/2022.
This amended rule closes angling for and retention of Chinook and steelhead in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the OR/WA border starting May 4, 2022.

3. 635-023-0095

Authorize White Sturgeon Retention in the Lower Columbia River
Adopted 05/10/2022: effective 05/11/2022 through 06/26/2022.
This amended rule allows recreational retention of white sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines.

4. 635-023-0125

Open Recreational Spring Chinook and Steelhead Retention Downstream of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River
Adopted 05/11/2022: effective 05/12/2022 through 06/15/2022.
This amended rule sets retention periods for hatchery Chinook and hatchery steelhead in the Columbia River from Tongue Point/Rocky Point upstream to Bonneville Dam starting May 12.

2023-25 BUDGET UPDATE and POP PRIORITIZATION

Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director
Roger Fuhrman, Information and Education Division Administrator
Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required
Informational 

Attachments (pdf)

EXHIBIT A: CONSERVATION AND RECREATION FUND PROJECT APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to approve the Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee recommendations for project.

Staff: Dr. Charlotte Regula Whitefield, Conservation Policy Coordinator
Roger Fuhrman, Information and Education Division Administrator
Public Testimony: 48-hour Advance Registration Required
Approval

Attachments (pdf)

BEAVER MANAGEMENT WORK GROUP

Jamie Damon, Kearns & West
Samantha Meysohn, Kearns & West
Amy Patrick, Oregon Hunters Association
Chris Jordan, National Marine Fisheries Service
Jefferson Jacobs, Oregon Natural Desert Association
Leland Brown, Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Attachments (pdf)

SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES

Chris Kern, Acting West Region Manager        
Dr. Deborah Giles, UW/Wild Orca


Attachments (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

This Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(f) to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection, as well as to consult with legal counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation likely to be filed as authorized by ORS 192.660 (2)(h).

ADJOURN

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

Written public comments for future Commission Topics can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting date at ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.gov or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302.  

June 17, 2022 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2022

  • Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations – Rulemaking
  • Access and Habitat Project Funding - Approval • 2023 Auction/Raffle Tag Allocation- Approval
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Funding – Approval
  • Coastal Pelagic Species – Rulemaking
  • Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Project Approval – Approval
  • Coquille Tribe Agreement - Approval
  • 2023-25 Agency Proposed Budget - Approval

July 15, 2022 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

*Written public comment period will open May 15, 2022

August 5, 2022 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2022

September 16, 2022 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2022

  • Access and Habitat Project Funding - Approval
  • Big Game Regulations; 2023 Tag Setting, Seasons, and Regulations - Rulemaking

October 14, 2022 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2022

November 18, 2022 – HOLD No Meeting Scheduled

*Written public comment period will open September 15, 2022

December 16, 2022 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2022

  • Access and Habitat Project Funding- Approval

PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. May 13, 2022. 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 or see the agency’s website at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

The Commission will take a lunch recess as close to 12:00 p.m. as the agenda will accommodate. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY REGISTRATION

If you wish to give verbal testimony on Exhibit A scheduled on the Friday, May 13 agenda, you must register (Registration) before 8:00AM Wednesday May 11, 2022; a minimum of 48 hour prior to the meeting.

HOW TO REGISTER TO SPEAK AT THE COMMISSION MEETING

When registering to testify please provide first and last name, topic, a valid email address, and phone number.

Listed below are three ways that you can register:

  1. Click on the link provided on the agenda: fill out the Registration; and click submit. 
  2. Send an email the ODFW.Commission@odfw.oregon.gov; in your email, the information listed above must be provided.
  3. Call the Department at 503-947-6044

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

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. Limit testimony to three (3) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information.
  2. Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and
  3. Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

PUBLIC FORUM

There will not be Public Forum at the May 13, 2022, meeting.

Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting will be distributed to the Commission prior of the meeting day; any correspondence or materials received less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will be provided to the Commissioners the day of the meeting. If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact Michelle Tate, Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon, 97302, or call 503- 947-6033.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PRESENT YOUR VIEWS

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 connect to 503-947-6044.

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