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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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

 

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June 4, 2010 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Preliminary* AGENDA

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING via VIDEO CONFERENCE
June 4, 2010

OLYMPIA
Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St. SE
First Floor, Room 172
Olympia, Washington 98501

SPOKANE
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Eastern Region (Reg. 1) Office
2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA

*Agenda is subject to change.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

8:30 AM

1. CALL TO ORDER

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
  2. Commissioners' Discussion and 2010 Meeting Calendar Changes - Decision:
    Following a discussion of recent member activities, the Commission will consider changing its August 6-7, 2010, meeting to August 12-13, 2010**.
  3. Director's Report (Phil Anderson)
  4. Budget & Operations Update (Joe Stohr)

2. OPEN PUBLIC INPUT
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting. NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues not on the agenda for action.

BREAK

3. WILDLIFE INTERACTION RULES – RULE ACTION:
The Commission will consider adoption of permanent Wildlife Interaction Rules postponed from the May 7, 2010, meeting via conference call to this meeting. The Commission held a public hearing on the policy updates at its April 9-10, 2010, meeting in Leavenworth.

- Summary - PDF format (1.1 MB)

Staff Contact:
Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, Wildlife Program

4. PROPOSED LAND TRANSACTIONS – DECISION:
The Commission will consider approval of various land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat, provide public recreational opportunity and address responsible property management:

• Proposed acquisition of a 99.34-acre property in Grays Harbor County,
• Proposed acquisition of a 748-acre property in Okanogan County,
• Proposed conservation easement on 448.16 acres in Kittitas County, and
• Proposed acquisition of a 2.14-acre property in Snohomish County.

- Summary - PDF format (1.9 MB)

Staff Contact:
Dan Budd, Real Estate Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
LUNCH BREAK:
1:00 P.M.

5. FALCONRY – RULE BRIEFING & PUBLIC HEARING:
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed rule amendments to Falconry regulations. The Commission will consider adoption of permanent rules at its August 6-7**, 2010, meeting in Olympia.

- Summary - PDF format (991 KB)
- Supplemental material - PDF format (98 KB)

Staff Report:
Eric Cummins, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

6. NON-TOXIC SHOT REQUIREMENTS – RULE BRIEFING & PUBLIC HEARING:
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to WAC 232-12-068, Nontoxic shot requirements, adding two areas to the list of Department-owned lands where only nontoxic shot is allowed in order to avoid potential lead shot poisoning of wildlife. The Commission will consider final action on the proposals at its August 6-7**, 2010, meeting in Olympia.

- Summary - PDF format (854 KB)
Staff Report:
Don Kraege, Waterfowl Section Manager, Wildlife Program.

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

7. BAYVIEW GAME RESERVE – RULE BRIEFING & PUBLIC HEARING:
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed rule amendments to WAC 232-16-690 Bayview Game Reserve, to increase access to shore areas and enhance user opportunities. The proposed changes are consistent with 2010 legislation. The Commission will consider adoption of permanent rules at its August 6-7**, 2010, meeting in Olympia.

- Summary - PDF format (822 KB)

Staff Report:
Don Kraege, Waterfowl Section Manager, Wildlife Program.

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
BREAK

8. LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS (T E N T A T I V E)

9. SUMMARY OF COMMISSION REQUESTS:
Commissioners will review the current list of Commission requests to the Department and may consider new requests.

10. OPEN PUBLIC INPUT
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

11. MISCELLANEOUS AND MEETING DEBRIEF:
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.

4:30 PM

ADJOURN

*Agenda is subject to change.

**NOTE: During agenda item 1b, the Commission will consider changing the dates of its August meeting in Olympia from August 6-7 to Thursday and Friday, August 12-13, 2010, in compliance with legislation establishing specific dates of mandatory office closure and temporary layoffs. The Commission will also consider adopting additional changes to its 2010 meeting calendar that will help reduce travel and other meeting-related costs.

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov