[env-trinity] Klamath River Task Force Meeting Feb 8-9, Brookings, OR

Tom Stokely tstokely at trinityalps.net
Mon Jan 23 13:07:36 PST 2006






      Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office

      1829 South Oregon Street, Yreka, CA 96097




For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                      


Contact:                                                                                                                                                                January 18, 2006


Gary Curtis- Ecosystem Restoration Team Leader

                Phil Detrich- Field Supervisor

(530) 842-5763 


Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force to Meet at the Best Western Beachfront Inn in Brookings, Oregon


The Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force (Task Force) will meet at the Best Western Beachfront Inn, Brookings, Oregon, to discuss issues related to the restoration of salmon and steelhead fisheries in the Klamath River.  The meeting will take place on February 8, 2006, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; and February 9, 2006, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


The Task Force is a Federal advisory committee that assists the Secretary of Interior in the formulation, coordination, and implementation of a 20-year program to restore the anadromous fisheries of the Klamath River Basin Conservation Area.  The Task Force membership includes representatives of the commercial salmon fishing industry; the in-river sport fishing community; the Yurok, Karuk, Hoopa Valley, and Klamath Tribes; Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou, and Klamath Counties; the California Department of Fish and Game; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture; and the National Marine Fisheries Service. 


Topics to be discussed at this meeting will include information on the 2005 Klamath River anadromous fisheries, updates on the status of fish health and ongoing fish disease research on the Klamath River, and other information related to the restoration of Klamath River salmon populations 


Members of the public are encouraged to attend this meeting and offer comments and recommendations to the Task Force.  For additional information, please contact Gary Curtis, at (530) 842-5763.


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February 8-9, 2006

Best Western Beachfront Inn

                                                   Brookings, Oregon   




February 8, 2005


9:00 am                       1. Convene and opening remarks.  John Engbring, Chair. Vice Chair is Keith Wilkinson 


9:15                             2. Business

                                                a.   Approval of minutes

b.      Adoption of agenda


9:30                             3. Introductions of Congressional staff in attendance


9:45                             4. Brief review of last meeting actions/general correspondence/program update (Staff) 


10:00                           5. Brief Updates and Announcements

a. Update on NOAA Biological Opinion for coho (Irma Lagomarsino)

b. Update on NOAA recovery planning (Irma Lagomarsino)

                                    c. Update on Klamath Fishery Management Council (Phil Detrich)

                                    d. Update on Klamath Hydroelectric Project relicensing (Phil Detrich)


10:30                           6. Report on the status of Klamath River anadromous fisheries (Neil Manji)


11:00               Break


11:15                           7. Report from Klamath Watershed Coordination Group

Klamath Basin Compact Commission (Alice Kilham)

Upper Klamath Basin Working Group (Jim Carpenter)

                                                Trinity Management Council (Mike Orcutt)


11:45               8. Public Comment


12:00 pm         Lunch


1:30                             9.  Planning for 2006 Klamath Project operations and the Conservation Implementation Program (Dave Sabo, Bureau of Reclamation) 


2:00                             10. Report from Technical Work Group (Peter Brucker)


2:45                             11.  Status of fish health on the Klamath River (CA-Nevada Fish Health Center)

3:15                                         Break


3:30                 12.  Overview of ongoing fish disease studies in the Klamath River (Nick Hetrick) 


4:00                             13.  Upper Klamath Basin fish die-off response plan (Rich Piaskowski)


4:30                 14.  Update on Microcystis in the mainstem Klamath River


5:00                             15. Public Comment


5:15                             Recess


5:30-7:30 pm   Social Hour - Join us at Smugglers Cove, just across the street.


February 9, 2006


8:30 am                       16.  Klamath River and Shasta River TMDL update (David Leland)


9:00                 17.  Review of draft Accomplishments Report


10:00                           Break


10:15               18 (continued) Review of draft Accomplishments Report


11:30                           19.  Discussion of fishery data collection supported by Klamath Act funding and potential data gaps in the future.


12:15 pm         20. Public Comment


12:30                           21. Recap.  Review assignments and motions.  Identify agenda items to include in the next meeting. (John Engbring)


12:40                           22. Schedule Time and Place for next meeting


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