YUKON RIVER PANEL and R & E FUND COMMITTEE MEETINGS December 3-6, 2012

Hilton Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska

YUKON RIVER PANEL and R & E FUND COMMITTEE MEETINGS December 3-6, 2012 [PDF]

Agenda

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.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Travel to Anchorage

Monday, Dec. 3

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

US Section delegation meeting (Denali Room)
Canadian Section delegation meeting (Alaskan Room)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch)

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Session)

US Section delegation meeting (Denali Room)
Canadian Section delegation meeting (Alaskan Room)

Tuesday, Dec. 4

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Closed Session) (Denali Room)

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUND COMMITTEE

1. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks – Panel Co-Chairs.
2. Review of the Panel Process – Panel Co-Chairs.
a. Procedures & policies – Panel Co-Chairs.
b. Concerns & issues – Panel Co-Chairs.
3. Discussion of funds available to the Panel and the 2012/13 R&E program financial target. Panel Co-Chairs

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Session)

R&E FUND COMMITTEE Continued

4. Review of conceptual project proposals – JTC Co-Chairs
a. Recommendations
b. Other R&E Fund recommendations
5. Discussion of R & E Priorities – Panel Co-Chairs
a. R&E Priority Committee report – Andy Bassich, Nathan Millar
b. Management Needs – JTC Co-Chairs
6. R&E Poster Session Discussion – Heather Leba, ADF&G
a. Funding required.
b. Potential projects.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Session Open to Public) (Denali Room)

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony by 11 a.m.]

US/CANADA YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING

1. Opening Prayer
2. Welcoming Remarks and Introductions – Panel Co-Chairs
3. Review & Approval of Agenda – Panel Co-Chairs
4. Review & Approval of March, 2012 meeting summary – Panel Co-Chairs

JTC Reports

5. JTC fall meeting summary – Jan Conitz JTC Co-chair, ADF&G
6. 2012 Chinook and summer chum summary - Steve Hayes, ADF&G, Dr. Stephanie Schmidt, ADF&G, Mary Ellen Jarvis, DFO
7. 2012 Fall chum summary – Jeff Estensen, ADF&G (Alaska Department of Fish and Game), Mary Ellen Jarvis, DFO

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Session Open to Public)

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

YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING (Continued)

8. Marine update – Dr. Pete Hagen, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)
9. Yukon environmental conditions – Sean Collins, DFO
10. Restoration and Enhancement Conceptual Proposal Presentation – JTC (Joint Technical Committee) Co-Chairs
11. R&E Committee Recommendations – Panel Co-Chairs.

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcoming Reception courtesy of the Yukon River Panel – at the Snow Goose

Thursday, Dec. 6

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Session Open to Public) (Denali Room)

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

YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING (Continued)

12. AYK SSI (Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative) Chinook Salmon Outreach Workshop – Karen Gillis – BSFA (Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association)
13. Communication Committee update and education exchange update – Jason Hale - YRDFA
14. Presentation on subsistence survey project by AVCP (Association of Village Council Presidents) (?)

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Session Open to Public)

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

YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING (Continued)

15. R&E Priority Committee update – Andy Bassich & Nathan Miller
16. Other R&E Committee updates
17. YRP financial audit process – Panel Co-Chairs
a. Financial audit for 2011-2012.
b. Panel's financial status to date.
18. Panel Budget & Administration – Steve Gotch
19. Miscellaneous Business - Panel Co-Chairs
a. Committee meetings
b. Testifying at other meetings.
20. Correspondence - Panel Co-Chairs
21. Next meeting
22. Other business
23. Review of work assignments – Panel Co-Chairs

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

Closing Remarks

Closing prayer

Meeting Adjourns 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING (continued if necessary)