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March 19-22, 2012
Clarion Suites, Anchorage, Alaska

Yukon River Panel and R&E Committee Meetings March 19-22, 2012 Anchorage, Alaska Tentative Agenda [PDF]


NOTE: This tentative agenda is subject to change throughout the course of the meeting. This Tentative Agenda is provided to give a general idea to the public of the Panel’s anticipated schedule. The Panel will attempt to hold to this schedule; however, the Panel is not constrained by this Tentative Agenda. Opportunities to testify will be announced at the beginning of the meeting. The Panel meeting is open to the public. The Restoration and Enhancement Fund committee meeting and the US and Canada section meetings are closed to the public.

Monday March 19

Travel to Anchorage

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed Session)

  • US Section delegation meeting
  • Cdn Section delegation meeting

Tuesday, March 20

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Closed Session)

  • US Section delegation meeting
  • Cdn Section delegation meeting

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 5:30 pm (Closed Session)

1. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks-Co-chairs.

2. Review of Detailed Project Proposals – Elizabeth MacDonald

  1. Recommendations for proponents
  2. JTC recommendations for PSC review process

3. Discussion of R & E Priorities – Co-Chairs

  1. R&E Priority Committee report – Andy Bassich

4. Status Report on 2011 R&E Projects and Review of the PSC administration of the R&E projects – Angus Mackay

5. Action on other R & E Program Committee Recommendations

6. Action on R & E Committee Recommendations on R & E Program for 2013

Wednesday, March 21

8:30 a.m. - 12:-00 p.m. (Closed Session)

7. Discussion of funds available to the Panel and the 2012/13 R&E program financial target (Panel co-chairs)

8. Review of 2012 R&E project proposals—

  1. Proposal Consent Agenda consensus “to support” projects
  2. Proposal Consent Agenda consensus “to reject” projects

9. Projects to discuss, support, or reject

10. Finalize spreadsheet.

11. Finalize recommendations to the Panel - specific projects and overall program financial commitment.

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 4:30 pm (Session Opens to Public)
[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony due by 3 p.m.]


  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Welcoming Remarks and Introductions – Co-Chairs
  3. Review & Approval of Agenda – Co-Chairs
  4. Review & Approval of December 2011 meeting summary – Co-Chairs


1. Spring JTC Meeting Summary – Jan Conitz JTC Co-chair, ADF&G

2. 2012 Chinook and Fall Chum Salmon Outlooks – Steve Hayes, Dr. Stephanie Schmidt, Jeff Estensen, Mary Ellen Jarvis

3. 2012 Escapement Goal Recommendations –Dr. Stephanie Schmidt, Jeff Estensen, Mary Ellen Jarvis, Marc Labelle

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Welcoming Reception courtesy of YRDFA, Interior Fish, and the Yukon River Panel—at the Clarion Suites

Thursday, March 22

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony by 10 a.m.]

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
JTC REPORTS (continued)

4. 2012 JTC report (Heather Leba)

5. Marine Fisheries and Research Review – Jim Murphy

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PANEL MEETING reconvened

6. Chum salmon bycatch – Dr. Diana Stram, NPFMC

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony due by 3 p.m.]

1:-00 -3:00 p.m.

5. Presentation on R&E Project (US): Science and Salmon Education Outreach 0-27-COM – Stephanie Schmidt, ADF&G

6. Restoration & Enhancement Program – Co-chairs

  1. Update on 2011-12 R&E Projects.
  2. R&E Committee recommendations on R&E Program for 2012 -13.
  3. R&E Fund Strategic Plan Evaluation Framework update.
  4. R&E Fund priorities for the 2012/13 call for proposals
  5. Other R&E Committee recommendations.

7. Panel Communications Committee Report – Jason Hale, YRDFA

  1. Proposed 2012-13 activities
  2. Proposed 2012-13 budget

Panel Budget & Panel Administration

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
9. Miscellaneous business

  1. Committee meetings
  2. Testifying at other meetings.
  3. Next Panel meeting dates.
  4. Correspondence.
  5. Other items.

10. Review of work assignments – Co-chairs.

Closing Remarks
Closing prayer

Meeting Adjourns 5:00 p.m.