YUKON RIVER PANEL and R&E FUND COMMITTEE MEETINGS March 24-28, 2013

High Country Inn
Whitehorse, Yukon

YUKON RIVER PANEL and R&E FUND COMMITTEE MEETINGS March 24-28, 2013 [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.

Saturday, March 23

Panel Members and Technical Representatives Travel to Whitehorse

Sunday, March 24

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Closed Session)

US Section delegation meeting
Canadian Section delegation meeting (419 Range Road)

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

US Section delegation meeting
Canadian Section delegation meeting (419 Range Road)

6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m. (Closed Session)

Panel Administration Committee meeting

Monday, March 25

8:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. (Closed Session)

U.S. AND CANADIAN PANEL MEMBER INFORMAL MEETING

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Closed Session)

JOINT PANEL MEETING

1. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks – Panel Co-Chairs.
2. Panel Administration Committee report and recommendations.
a. Recommendations on R&E administration.
b. Function and role of the executive secretary.
c. Maintenance and funding of the web site.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Lunch)

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

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUND COMMITTEE

1. Review and approval of R&E 2011/2012 Budget and Audit
2. Status Report on 2012 R&E Projects and the PSC administration of the R&E fund and projects (including summary of administrative costs) – Angus Mackay
3. Discussion of 2013/14 R&E Priorities – Co-Chairs
a. R&E Priorities Committee report – Andy Bassich
4. Action on R&E Priorities Committee Recommendations for 2014
5. Review of Detailed Project Proposals – Elizabeth MacDonald
b. Recommendations for proponents
c. JTC recommendations for PSC review process

Tuesday, March 26

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

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUND COMMITTEE (cont.)

8. Discussion of funds available to the Panel and the 2013/14 R&E program financial target (Panel co-chairs)
9. Review of 2013 R&E project proposals -
a. Proposal Consent Agenda consensus “to support” projects
b. Proposal Consent Agenda consensus “to reject” projects
10. Projects to discuss, support, or reject and finalize spreadsheet.
11. Finalize recommendations to the Panel - specific projects and overall program financial commitment.
12. Future R&E Timeline Scenario Concepts – Aaron Martin

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch)

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

[Sign up for Public Comment/Testimony by 4 p.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 Dec 2012 Panel meeting minutes - Co-Chairs

Joint Technical Committee (JTC) Reports

5. Spring JTC Meeting Summary – Steve Smith, Jan Conitz, JTC Co-chairs
6. 2013 Chinook and Fall Chum Salmon Outlooks – Dr. Stephanie Schmidt, Jeff Estensen, Mary Ellen Jarvis
7. 2013 Escapement Goal Recommendations –Dr. Stephanie Schmidt, Jeff Estensen, Mary Ellen Jarvis, Steve Smith
8. Marine Update - Pete Hagen, NOAA
9. Yukon Environnemental Conditions - Sean Collins, DFO
10. Fish Habitat Management System for Yukon Placer Mining - TBD

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcoming Reception courtesy of the Yukon River Panel – High Country Inn

Wednesday, March 27

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Session Open to Public)

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

US/CANADA YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING

1. The role of the Pacific Salmon Commission – John Field, PSC Executive Secretary
2. Alaskan regulatory changes effective 2013 ¬- Dr. Stephanie Schmidt, ADFG
3. Alaskan Chinook salmon research Initiative - ¬ John Linderman, ADFG
4. Big Salmon and Teslin River Sonar Projects – Brian Mercer

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. – 4:30 p.m. (Session Open to Public)

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

5. Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Traditional Fisheries – Emmie Fairclough
6. Additional Presentations (TBD)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Comment/Testimony Opportunity

Thursday, March 28

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

US/CANADA YUKON RIVER PANEL MEETING

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

1. Restoration & Enhancement Program – Panel Co-chairs
a. Update on 2012-13 R&E Projects.
b. R&E Committee recommendations on R&E Program for 2012 -13.
c. R&E Fund Strategic Plan Evaluation Framework update.
d. R&E Fund priorities for the 2013/14 call for proposals
e. Other R&E Committee recommendations.
2. Panel Communications Committee Report
3. Yukon River Educational Exchange – Dennis Zimmermann
4. Panel Budget & Panel Administration ¬ Panel Co-Chairs
a. Review of audit reports

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)

1. Miscellaneous Business - Panel Co-Chairs
a. Committee meetings
b. Testifying at other meetings.
2. Correspondence - Panel Co-Chairs
3. Next meeting
4. Other business
5. 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.