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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448
commission@dfw.wa.gov

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

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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AGENDA
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
October 7-8, 2011
Natural Resources Building
First Floor, Room 172
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia, Washington 98501

*Agenda is subject to change.

NOTE: On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the Commission will hold a special meeting to continue receiving briefings on and discuss various aspects of the Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement/Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. The Commission will accept in-person public testimony near the end of the day.  
The agenda and latest information is available for viewing on the Internet at the following webpage:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings.html

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

8:30 AM

1. CALL TO ORDER

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
  2. Commissioners' Discussion
  3. Director's Report Report (Phil Anderson)
  4. Budget & Operations Update (Joe Stohr)

 
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2. COMMISSION'S ANNUAL MEETING WITH THE GOVERNOR
Location**: Governor's Office, Legislative Building, Olympia

In accordance with RCW 77.04.055, the Commission will meet with Governor Gregoire to review and prescribe basic goals and objectives, and review the performance of the Department in implementing fish and wildlife policies.

**Following lunch break, the Commission will resume in NRB, Room 172.

 

11:45 AM
LUNCH BREAK
1:15 PM

3. 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 that are not on the agenda for decision action.

4. UNGULATE POPULATION OBJECTIVES – BRIEFING
At the request of the Commission, Department staff will brief the Commission on criteria for setting population objectives for deer, elk, moose, mountain goat and big horn sheep.

- Summary - PDF format (21 KB)

Staff Report:
Jerry Nelson Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program
Donny Martorello, Ph.D., Carnivore, Furbearer and Special Species Manager; Wildlife Program

 

 
BREAK:
 

5. LICENSE ISSUANCE RULES – RULE BRIEFING, PUBLIC HEARING & RULE ACTION:
Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to license issuance regulations to make them consistent with statutory changes approved by the 2011 Legislature, in addition to clarifying exchanges and refunds and updating WAC language to reflect recent changes to special permit applications. 

AMEND:
WAC 220-55-040, Recreational license, tag, permit and stamp refunds and exchanges;
WAC 220-55-115, Recreational license dealer fees;
WAC 220-55-180, Point-of-sale transaction fee; and
WAC 232-12-168, Fishing contests

REPEALERS:
WAC 220-55-120, Recreational licenses, stamps and tags – inventory return;
WAC 220-55-132, Migratory bird validations and stamps; and
WAC 220-55-175, Special license application for permanent annual combination

- Summary - PDF format (822 KB)

Staff Report:
Dave Ware, Game Division Management, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

6. HABITAT PROGRAM OVERVIEW – BRIEFING:
Department staff will brief the Commission on the current structure, expertise, collaboration and proactive approach to protecting, conserving and restoring fish and wildlife and the ecosystems they depend on.

- Summary - PDF format (1.8 MB)

Staff Report:
Lisa Veneroso, Assistant Director, Habitat Program

7. 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 that are not on the agenda for decision action.

5:10 P.M.

RECESS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

8:30 AM

8. 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 that are not on the agenda for decision action.

9. NORTH WASHINGTON COAST WINTER STEELHEAD – BRIEFING:
At the request of the Commission, Department staff will brief the Commission on the stock status of steelhead on the north coast within the context of the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan, the status of the Snider Creek Hatchery Program and the Department’s management of Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis virus (IHNv) in hatchery steelhead stocks.

- Summary - PDF format (355 KB)
- Supplemental material - PDF format (147 KB)

Staff Report:
Ron Warren, Regional Fish Program Manager, Fish Program
Kirt Hughes, Regional Fish Manager, Fish Program
Mike Gross, District Fish Biologist, Fish Program

10. 2012 COMMISSION MEETING CALENDAR - DECISION:
The Commission will consider final approval of dates and locations for its 2012 meeting calendar.  The Commission held a public hearing on this topic during its August 5-6, 2011, meeting in Olympia.

- Summary - PDF format (117 KB)

 
BREAK
 

11. COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The Commissioners will discuss recent activities of the various Commission committees.

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

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

12:10 P.M.
ADJOURN

*Agenda is subject to change.

Directions and Access to the Natural Resources Building: From I-5, take State Capitol exit (105). The exit puts you on 14th Avenue. Go through the tunnel and turn right onto Capitol Way. Turn right onto 11th Avenue. Turn right onto Washington. Turn left into the parking lot. Visitor parking is on the P-1 level of the building.

Public access to the Natural Resources Building after 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday will be available only through the rotunda doors located on the west end of the building.

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