FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
The Commission has called a special meeting to receive briefings by Department staff and discuss the final Environmental Impact Statement/Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Following the briefing and Commission discussion, there will be an opportunity for public input.
August 4, 2011 Natural Resources Building
First Floor, Room 172
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia, Washington 98501
*Times are approximate and subject to change.
WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN – BRIEFING & DISCUSSION:
Department staff will brief the Commission on its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (Plan). The briefing will include an overview of the content of the EIS/Plan, a description of the planning process used to develop the EIS/Plan, and a summary of comments received from public and scientific peer reviews and the Wolf Working Group. The Commission may consider approval of a final Plan later this year.
Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program
Rocky Beach, Wildlife Diversity Division Manager, Wildlife Program
Harriet Allen, Endangered Species Section Mgr, Wildlife Program
WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN (continued):
The Commission will continue discussions with Department staff on the recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Following the briefing and Commission discussion, there will be an opportunity for public input. The Commission may consider approval of a final plan later this year.
The Commission will hold three additional special meetings to continue its discussions and accept public input on the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan: August 29, 2011, in Ellensburg; and October 6 and November 3, 2011, in Olympia. Additional details will be posted on our website as they become available.
For additional information, contact the Commission Office at (360) 902-2267.
Susan Galloway, Executive Assistant
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
(360) 902-2267 office
(360) 902-2448 fax