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  1. OHA Resource Director & SW OR Director positions I have attached my video asking everyone in helping me to fill either the OHA Resource Director or SW OR Director positions. Feel free to ask any questions the video and information below do not answer. 1. Follow important Conservation issues & inform OHA · Member of several hunting organizations, read magazines, ODFW emails, social media hunting/outdoor pages, hunting forums and wildlife/natural resource employee keep me up to date on conservation, wildlife and habitat issues. 2. Assist OHA chapters in wildlife & habitat management · Work with district biologist on future NEPA that will help OHA work on game habitat projects. · Help OHA and district biologist get grants to help wildlife/habitat projects. · Help OHA work with Forest Service biologist with new OHA & FS Regional Agreement · Share the most up to date science and research on game management with OHA chapters · Start student OHA chapter(s). · Allow none hunters to purchase habitat membership. 3. Promote conservation goals & accomplishments of OHA social media, public speaking · Already do this at OHA meetings, social media and hunting forums 4. Attend agency meetings & legislative hearings · Attend FS & ODFW meetings. · Speak at public hearings at state capital 5. Communicate with stakeholders on Land Use & Wildlife Issues · Reach out to other hunters on hunting forums and social media 6. Assist with OHA State Convention & annual Chapter Summit workshop · Assist RMEF with their annual PAC meeting at Diamond Lake 7. Review Resource Management Plans & submit comments · Helps being a past ODFW & BLM employee and current FS employee · Connections with State & Fed agencies · Make sure deer and elk are priority species on forest management plans. The Liaison position (Resource Director) will create the framework to streamline the process for ODFW employees and OHA members through training, put supplemental project agreements together, stewardship projects or organize volunteer days. This partnership will broaden mutual benefit and support towards mission activities with all groups involved. The liaison will establish links and connect biologists and managers to the state agency ODFW and non-profit groups OHA. A dedicated person to this position will make a greater impact and be more efficient in working with the agreements these agencies and organizations have in place. The partnership with ODFW and NGO’s will help strengthen the technical capacity and finances of the Forest Service. The liaison goal is to minimize the potential for contradictory activities between the Forest Service and other agencies and partners while facilitating joint planning opportunities and solutions to broad conservation challenges. Major Duties and Tasks • Serves as the Forest Service Region 6 game/wildlife representative and provides overall leadership, coordination, planning, and implementation of regional agreements. • Serves as the Forest Service Region 6 primary contact and maintains and develops relationships with other governmental entities and external organizations. • Reviews and provides guidance for the development of wildlife management plans and/or habitat management plans that will help benefit partners using agreements. • Helps guide project work plans and coordinates project work with other District and other S.O. personnel taking into consideration wildlife habitat and TES requirements in relation to other multiple-use management of forest resources, such as timber, recreation, and minerals management. • Help set up monitoring or special studies on the habitat of game species. Identifies game resource problems; proposes corrective action to management staff and provides leadership and direction in initiating programs to solve problems with partners and regional agreements. • Reviews and recommends habitat management and improvement plans for technical soundness and adequacy in meeting overall game management objectives. • Help determine the need for and recommending game habitat restoration, enhancement or improvement projects; and studying and recommending solutions to special coordination problems involving wildlife habitat protection. • Provide direction to wildlife biologist wanting to develop their programs and include partnerships and outside funding sources. • Work cooperatively with NGO’s, state and federal agencies on habitat initiatives. • Promote habitat and outreach accomplishments. • Garner additional funding for liaison position through grants and other sources as identified. • Provide guidance for game habitat project agreements, contracts and volunteer work. • Review reports and accomplishments of completed habitat projects. • Helps biologist design habitat improvement and restoration projects with other programs, state agency representatives and NGO’s. • Facilitate USFS, ODFW and NGO’s joint planning opportunities • Open and maintain new channels of communication with internal and external networks. • Help district biologist understand options with current agreements with ODFW and NGO’s. • Help district biologist secure grants for habitat projects. • Provide ways district biologist can build their KV programs and save funds with partners and contracts.
  2. Now is the time for all hunters who do not like our Forest Plan & Management and Game Population Numbers. There is limited time left 1/20/2017 to review the Draft Northwest Forest Plan science synthesis and add public input. It would be great if OHA would send comments so more focus on early seral and early succession habitat to benefit deer and elk that should also be priority species with the NW Forest Plan. OHA could also mention that pollinators and 32 species of birds in the NW require or use these types of habitats as well. We need more openings and sunlight hitting the ground for grass and shrub communities in our forests. These comments would be for Chapter 3. Chapter 8 comments (Socioeconomic) should talk about how hunting because of deer and elk numbers benefits local communities, wildlife & habitat management from tags license sales plus hunting NGO’s donating funds for habitat projects that benefit not only deer and elk but numerous species. Link to the information about the Science Synthesis https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/research/science-synthesis/ Chapters found here. https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/research/science-synthesis/chapter-listing.shtml
  3. Here is my Shed Hunting Tips Podcast. Feel free to post your tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntwfyu5dtE4
  4. Here is my treestand & blind podcast. Feel free again to share all your tips for hunting out of a stand or blind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vGhJ_stTU
  5. Here is my deer hunting podcast. It might be about blacktails but the info should still help out mule and whitetail hunters as well. Feel free to add your own tips, tricks, tactics, and strategies to the thread. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9O5g6nuvIY&t=6s
  6. Wild Harvest ChallengeStep 1- Grab a one or multiple packages of wild fish or game you have caught or harvested.Step 2- Find one or more people who do not hunt and/or fish.Step 3- Share your wild harvest with them.Step 4- Share anything positive about hunting and/or fishing with them. Talk about the heritage, tradition, culture of hunting and/or fishing. How hunting and fishing is conservation. Anything that will educate none hunters and anglers.Step 5- Video tape it and share with the world. Get all your other family and friends that hunt and/or fish do the same. Have fun with it!
  7. Environmental and Animal Rights groups use the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) to get reimbursed and pay all their legal fees with lawsuit after lawsuit. I believe they can get reimbursed even if they don’t win everything in their lawsuit as stated below: “To recover under EAJA, a claimant must show that it is a "prevailing party." Parties are considered to be prevailing parties when they have been successful on any significant issue in litigation that achieves some of the benefit the parties sought.” The reason these groups can do this is from a loophole that allows 501©(3) organizations to recover funds under the EAJA. Has there been any attempt from hunting organizations or people working with their congress reps to eliminate or change this loophole so environmental and animal rights groups cannot get lawyer and attorney fees paid for? Is this something we should start working on or even possible? Would be extremely positive for hunters, anglers and natural resource managers.
  8. Also make sure to get your emails sent to Gov Kate Brown as well about HB 4040 Wolf Delisting. http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/share-your-opinion.aspx
  9. Last night the Oregon Senate passed HB4040 (reaffirming the ODFW Commission Wolf Delisting decision) in a 17-11 vote! The bill now heads to Gov. Kate Brown's desk. We encourage everyone to call her and encourage her to sign it: (503) 378-4582.
  10. A glimpse at what would come if the states controlled your public lands. http://www.waow.com/story/31281149/2016/02/22/board-to-consider-putting-another-5900-acres-up-for-sale?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WAOW_Newsline_9
  11. Study shows that federal public lands boost rural economies. http://headwaterseconomics.org/public-lands/federal-lands-performance
  12. The State of Idaho's Department of Lands has finally publicly admitted that it has lost money on leasing 1,900,000 acres of endowment land for livestock use even though the State charges ranchers four times what the federal grazing fee is on BLM and Forest service lands ($6.03 per AUM as compared with $1.56 per AUM). https://www.westernwatersheds.org/news-media/online-messenger/idaho-loses-money-idaho-state-school-endowment-land-grazing-leases.htm
  13. Here is the information you need to get involved. it was posted on another website by an attorney that is very involved in this. Please do what you can. In light of the KUTV News story last night, many sportsmen have asked what can I do to get involved? And what can I do to help? Here are a few simple things that anyone can do to help push this toward a resolution: 1. Share a link to the story with friends and family. Share it on social media. Get the word out that there is a problem. Many sportsmen wrongly assume that all of the money raised from the Expo Tags is earmarked for conservation. I have attached a link to the news story here: http://kutv.com/news/local/allegations-of-corruption-surround-utah-hungtin-and-conservation-expo 2. Contact your state legislators ask them to look into this issue. Send them a copy of this story. Ask them to request a legislative audit of the Expo Tag program. Let them know that other legislators are already looking into this problem. Make sure to send them a link KUTV News story. I have included a link to the state’s website to contact your legislators: http://le.utah.gov/documents/find.htm 3. Contact the Governor’s office and ask them to look into this issue. Send them a copy of the KUTV News story: http://www.utah.gov/governor/contact/ 4. Send an email to the DWR and the Wildlife Board. I highly doubt that the DWR is going to do anything to remedy this problem given that they just signed a new 5-year agreement with SFW but they still need to hear from us. I sat in a meeting earlier this week with representatives from the DWR and the Governor’s office and they both stated that they assumed sportsmen were happy with the status quo because they have not heard from us. That comment was laughable but perhaps we have not been vocal enough. I have included the email addresses for the DWR and Wildlife Board members: JohnBair@utah.gov; kirk.woodward@yahoo.com; brbateman@comcast.net; CalvinCrandall@utah.gov; SteveDalton48@gmail.com; sade@netutah.com; MikeKing@utah.gov; GregSheehan@utah.gov; mikecanning@utah.gov If you don’t use email, pick up the phone and call these folks. If you have time, do both. As you reach out to people and express your concerns, please remember to be polite and professional. Many of us have strong feelings on this issue but there is no value in personal attacks or name calling. Your comments and concerns are much more effective when they are sincere and factual. Good luck and let your voices be heard. Find Your Elected Officials: https://www.nssf.org/GovRel/takeAction.cfm?officials
  14. Here is the information you need to get involved. it was posted on another website by an attorney that is very involved in this. Please do what you can. In light of the KUTV News story last night, many sportsmen have asked what can I do to get involved? And what can I do to help? Here are a few simple things that anyone can do to help push this toward a resolution: 1. Share a link to the story with friends and family. Share it on social media. Get the word out that there is a problem. Many sportsmen wrongly assume that all of the money raised from the Expo Tags is earmarked for conservation. I have attached a link to the news story here: http://kutv.com/news/local/allegations-of-corruption-surround-utah-hungtin-and-conservation-expo 2. Contact your state legislators ask them to look into this issue. Send them a copy of this story. Ask them to request a legislative audit of the Expo Tag program. Let them know that other legislators are already looking into this problem. Make sure to send them a link KUTV News story. I have included a link to the state’s website to contact your legislators: http://le.utah.gov/documents/find.htm 3. Contact the Governor’s office and ask them to look into this issue. Send them a copy of the KUTV News story: http://www.utah.gov/governor/contact/ 4. Send an email to the DWR and the Wildlife Board. I highly doubt that the DWR is going to do anything to remedy this problem given that they just signed a new 5-year agreement with SFW but they still need to hear from us. I sat in a meeting earlier this week with representatives from the DWR and the Governor’s office and they both stated that they assumed sportsmen were happy with the status quo because they have not heard from us. That comment was laughable but perhaps we have not been vocal enough. I have included the email addresses for the DWR and Wildlife Board members: JohnBair@utah.gov; kirk.woodward@yahoo.com; brbateman@comcast.net; CalvinCrandall@utah.gov; SteveDalton48@gmail.com; sade@netutah.com; MikeKing@utah.gov; GregSheehan@utah.gov; mikecanning@utah.gov If you don’t use email, pick up the phone and call these folks. If you have time, do both. As you reach out to people and express your concerns, please remember to be polite and professional. Many of us have strong feelings on this issue but there is no value in personal attacks or name calling. Your comments and concerns are much more effective when they are sincere and factual. Good luck and let your voices be heard. Find Your Elected Officials: https://www.nssf.org/GovRel/takeAction.cfm?officials