HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STREAM RESTORATION

& SPECIES RECOVERY

 

 

March 30, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room E

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 72 - 74

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Bob Jenson, Chair

Rep. Jan Lee, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Patti Smith

Rep. Al King

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

Rep. Kelley Wirth

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Rep. Randy Leonard, Vice-Chair

Rep. Tim Knopp

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Linda K. Gatto, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:

                                                HJM 20 – Public Hearing & Work Session

                                                HB 3564 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3565 – Public Hearing

HB 3766 – Work Session

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 72, A

004

Chair Jenson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:04 p.m. and opens the public hearing on HJM 20.

PUBLIC HEARING – HJM 20

010

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes HJM 20.

020

Arleigh Isley

Professor Emeritus Oregon State University (OSU). Submits testimony in support of HJM 20 (EXHIBIT A). Provides introduction and background.

063

Rep. Mark Simmons

Speaker of the House, House District 58. Testifies in support of      HJM 20 and the efforts of Professor Isley.

111

Isley

Continues testimony discussing current management and the ten objections.

220

Isley

Concludes testimony discussing the present day populations and current conditions in Hells Canyon.

228

Rep. Tomei

Question how has the lack of management contributed to the canyon fires.

234

Isley

Responds that proper management of the canyon could have reduced the damage.

261

Glen Stonebrink

Representing the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Testifies in support of HJM 20.

290

Chair Jenson

Closes the public hearing on HJM 20 and opens a work session on HJM 20.

HJM 20 – WORK SESSION

296

Rep. Kruse

MOTION: Moves HJM 20 to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

302

 

VOTE:  7-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED: Knopp, Leonard

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

 

REP. P. SMITH will lead discussion on the floor.

314

Chair Jenson

Closes the work session on HJM 20 and opens a public hearing on    HB 3564.

PUBLIC HEARING – HB 3564  & HB 3565

327

Rep. Kurt Schrader

House District 23. Provides a background on HB 3564 and HB 3565 and explains the purpose of the bills.

400

Rep. Kruse

Questions how the bill addresses the authority of OWEB different from Measure 66.

430

Rep. Schrader

Responds the bill places agriculture land on equal footing with the Forest Practices Act.

TAPE 73,A

017

Rep. Schrader

Discusses OWEB grants not going toward technical assistance for the landowners do it themselves.

091

Rep. Schrader

Notes there is a large portion of Oregon that does not realize the impact the salmon listings have had.

103

Rep. Tomei

Questions how many positions would be located at OSU.

107

Rep. Schrader

Responds it would be dictated by the funding.

127

Rep.  Wirth

Questions why the conservation and management plans are not directed to the soil and water conservation districts.

147

Rep. Schrader

Responds the bills provide an expansion for the extension service.

158

Chair Jenson

Announces National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) decision to not list the southern Oregon steelhead.

200

Rep. Kruse

Proposes referencing what is already available.

250

Chair Jenson

Closes the public hearing on HB 3465 and opens public hearing on    HB 3464.

PUBLIC HEARING – HB 3464

235

Sara Vickerman

Director, West Coast Office, Defenders of Wildlife. Submits proposed amendments and prepared testimony, (EXHIBIT B). Explains the objective and purpose of HB 3464.

414

Rick Bastasch

Executive Director, Willamette Restoration Initiative (WRI). Testifies in support of HB 3564 and HB 3565, submits (EXHIBIT C).

450

Chair Jenson

Comments on incentive programs.

TAPE 72, B

040

Clair Klock

Reads prepared testimony in favor of HB 3564 and HB 3565, (EXHIBIT D).

082

Rep. Lee

Questions what mechanism is used for the Oregon wildlife habitat.

080

Klock

Responds the landowner is responsible for the habitat plan that is approved by ODFW and is submitted to the county planning and assessment office. Relates personal experience.

109

Rep. Wirth

Questions if he has reviewed the proposed changes offered by the Defenders of Wildlife.

124

Klock

Responds not at this time.

131

Jayne Cronlund

Representing Three Rivers Land Conservancy. Testifies in support of HB 3564.

169

Cronlund

Describes a situation about a couple with 20 acres.

175

Chair Jenson

Discusses constitutional rights.

214

Bruce Taylor

Executive Director, Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture. Testifies in support of HB 3564.

272

Rep. Lee

Questions available resources through Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture.

274

Taylor

Responds it depends on the types of projects. Identifies participants.

276

George Pugh

Grass seed farmer. Testifies in support of the concept in HB 3564.

325

Liz Callison

Director at Large, West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Comments on opposition to section 3-1, lines 20 and 21.

TAPE 73, B

018

Rep. Wirth

Questions if organizations could receive funding if OWEB were averted.

027

Callison

Responds that a soil and water conservation district is an administrative agent and provides stewardship service. Notes that funds could be applied directly.

051

Rep. Kruse

Notes that OWEB funds are not specified and the intent is to assist soil districts and watershed councils.

097

Gil Riddell

Representing Association of Oregon Counties. Suggests that an income tax would provide an incentive and explains why.

090

Gary Lynch

Department Of Geology And Mineral Industries, (DOGAMI). Testifies in support and suggests that the proposed incentives be made available to sites that are eligible to be mined.

125

Carl  Hosticka

Former Legislative Member, Metro Council Member.  Testifies on personal behalf to adopt both HB 3564 and HB 3565.

180

Rep. Wirth

Comments on the use of the extension service.

200

Hilary Abraham

Director, Government Relations for the Nature Conservancy of Oregon. Testifies in support of HB 3564 and HB 3565 (EXHIBIT E).

245

Rep. Lee

Questions the types of barriers.

248

Abraham

Responds that those areas include technical assistance, resources, and loss of agricultural deferral.

250

Gail McEwen

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Testifies in support of the intent of HB 3564 (EXHBIT F). Notes concern regarding staffing the programs.

274

Steve Smith

Comments that HB 3564 addresses the stumbling blocks.

312

Christine Egan

Representing Columbia Land Trust. Testifies in support of HB 3564 and HB 3565. Submits (EXHIBIT G).  

400

Egan

Discusses the paradoxes encountered with conservation plans.

TAPE 74, A

018

Chair Jenson

Asks would this bill alleviate this problem.

020

Egan

Responds the bill would give agencies the ability to provide assistance.

037

Adam Noviak

Private landowner in Eugene. Submits testimony in support of HB 3564 & HB 3565(EXHIBIT H). Discusses oak habitat restoration efforts.

088

Noviak

Provides details of personal experience.

170

Karlene McCabe

Testifies and reviews the legal reasons impacting landowners in Lincoln County relating to placing conservation easements on their property and entering into a wildlife management program.

287

McCable

Continues to testify and suggests making technical assistance as broad as possible. Recommends deleting the conservation easement provision in HB 3565.

303

Dennis Mulvihill

Washington County, Unified Sewage Agency. Testifies in support of HB 3564 and HB 3565.

343

Chair Jenson

Closes the public hearing on HB 3564 and opens a work session on   HB 3766.

HB 3766 – WORK SESSION

376

Rep. Kruse

MOTION: Moves HB 3766 be referred without recommendation to the committee on Water and Environment.

390

 

VOTE:  6-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  Knopp, Smith, Leonard

 

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

400

Chair Jenson

Closes the work session on HB 3766 and adjourns the meeting at    3:14 p.m..

 

 

Written testimony submitted by Jim Myron, Oregon Trout    (EXHIBIT I), written testimony submitted by Mary Stephens (EXHIBIT J), written testimony submitted by Bob Kintigh  (EXHIBIT K).

HB 3565/HB 3565 - Written testimony submitted by John Ledger, (EXHIBIT L).

                                  Written testimony submitted by Geoff Huntington, (EXHIBIT M).

HJM 20 – Written testimony submitted by Hells Canyon Preservation Council, (EXHIBIT N).

 

 

 

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Linda K. Gatto,                                                                        Sandy Thiele-Cirka,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HJM 20, prepared testimony, Arleigh Isley, 6 pp.

B.     HB 3564/HB 3565, prepared testimony, Sara Vickerman, 16 pp.

C.     HB 3564/HB 3565, prepared testimony, Rick Bastasch, 2 pp.

D.    HB 3564/3565, prepared testimony, Clair Klock, 1 p

E.     HB 3564/HB 3565, prepared testimony, Hilary Abraham, 2 pp.

F.      HB 3564, prepared testimony, Gail McEwen, 2 pp.

G.    HB 3564/HB 3565, prepared testimony, Christine Egan, 3 pp.

H.    HB 3564/3565, prepared testimony, Adam Novick, 3 pp.

I.       HB 3564/HB 3565, prepared testimony, Jim Myron, 2 pp.

J.      HB 3564/HB 3565, prepared testimony, Mary Stephens, 1 p

K.    HB 3565, faxed comment, Bob Kintigh, 1 p 

L.     HB 3564/HB 3565, written testimony, John Ledger, 1 p

M.  HB 3564/HB 3565, written testimony, Geoff Huntington, 2 pp.

N.    HJM 20, written testimony, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, 2 pp.