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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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May 7, 2010 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL

May 7, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Olympia, Washington

ATTENDANCE:
Commission
Department
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Steve Pozzanghera, Region 1 Director
Ken Chew
Nathan Pamplin, Dep. Asst. Director, Wildlife Program
David Jennings
Bruce Bjork, Enforcement Program
George Orr
Craig Burley, Division Manager, Fish Program
Chuck Perry
Rollie Schmitten
Commission Staff:
Public:
Susan Yeager, Exec. Assistant
None
 

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

A.  WILDLIFE INTERACTION REGULATIONS – UPDATE & ACTION:
Steve Pozzanghera briefed the Commission on the status of proposed new Wildlife Interaction Regulations (Chapter 232-36 WAC) to help address wildlife property damage and other human/wildlife conflicts.  Following the Commission public hearing on the proposals held during its April 9-10, 2010, meeting in Leavenworth; staff developed recommended adjustments in response to public concerns. 

Commissioner Schmitten moved, seconded by Commissioner Perry to postpone adoption of permanent rules to the June 4-5, 2010, Commission meeting in Spokane. Motion carried unanimously. 

B.  PETITION FOR RULE CHANGE, DEER AND ELK HUNTING – DECISION:
Nathan Pamplin briefed the Commission on the staff recommendation to deny a petition for rule change from Mr. Gausman regarding changes to deer and elk hunting regulations contained in WAC 232-28-351 and WAC 232-28-351. The Department is supportive of bringing this issue forward for public consideration during the next 3-year hunting regulation and season setting process.

Commissioner Douvia moved, seconded by Commissioner Perry to deny the petition to amend WAC 232-28-351 and WAC 232-28-352. Motion carried unanimously.

C.  APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Commissioner Chew moved, seconded by Commissioner Orr to approve the minutes of the August 19-20, 2009, Special Meeting in Olympia. Motion carried unanimously.

D.  GENERAL DISCUSSION
Commissioners and Department staff discussed recent activities and items of interest, including:

  • Temporary layoff days and August 6-7 Commission meeting
  • Final state budget and Department response
  • New listing of rock fish
  • Chinook salmon fisheries
  • State Endangered Species Act, Commission request
  • New York Times recent news article, “ Hunting Coyote with Dogs”
  • Okanogan County Commissioners meeting with Department
  • Lands 20/20 program
  • Columbia River Compact

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.