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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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November 3-5, 2011 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
* November 3-5, 2011
** Ramada Spokane Airport
8909 West Airport Drive
Spokane, WA 99224

* Note: At this time, the Commission expects to conclude business by end of Friday and not meet on Saturday, November 5th

** Note: This meeting was originally scheduled in Olympia and has been moved to Spokane

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

9:00 AM

WORK SESSION - WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN
Department staff will brief the Commission on the final Environmental Impact Statement /Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (Plan) process to date, including activities of the Wolf Working Group, comments received from the public and through scientific peer reviews and the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) process. The Commission may consider approval of a final Wolf Conservation and Management Plan later this year.

- Possible revisions for consideration - PDF format (154 KB)
- Briefing - Final Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for Washington - PDF format (7 MB)

Staff Report: 
Nate Pamplin, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program
Rocky Beach, Wildlife Diversity Division Manager, Wildlife Program
Harriet Allen, Endangered Species Section Mgr, Wildlife Program

12:00 Noon
LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM

COLVILLE TRIBE WOLF MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION
Members of the Colville Tribe will make a presentation to the Commission.

- Presentation - PDF format (3 MB)

1:15 PM

WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN:
The Commission will continue its discussions with Department staff on the FEIS/Plan, followed by an opportunity for public input.

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
4:00 P.M.

ADJOURN

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

7:30 AM

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), the Commission will meet in executive session to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency is, or is likely to become, a party. No action will be taken in executive session, and the public is not permitted to attend the executive session.

9:30 AM

2. CALL TO ORDER

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
  2. Commissioners' Discussion
  3. Director's Report Report / Operations Review (Joe Stohr)
10:00 AM

3. 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, enhancement of public recreation opportunities and responsible property management:

  • Proposed acquisition of 7,711.2 acres in Kittitas County

- Summary - PDF format (456 KB)

Staff Report:
Dan Budd, Real Estate Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
10:30 AM BREAK
10:45 AM

4. IMPORTATION AND RETENTION OF DEAD NONRESIDENT WILDLIFE Rule Briefing, Public Hearing, and Rule Action:
At the request of the Commission, Department staff will brief the Commission on the proposed amendments to WAC 232-12-021 Retention of dead nonresident wildlife.

- Summary - PDF format (565 KB)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:00 AM

5. 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.

11:30 AM

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

12:00 Noon
LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM

7. DETECTING UNGULATE POPULATION DECLINES - Briefing:
At the request of the Commission, Department staff will brief the Commission on how the Department detects declining ungulate population for deer and elk.

- Summary - PDF format (23 KB)
- Presentation - Detecting Ungulate Population Declines - PDF format (3 MB)

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

2:00 PM

8. 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 (2 MB)

Staff Report:
Lisa Veneroso, Assistant Director, Habitat Program

3:30 PM

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

4:00 PM

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.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that are not on the agenda for decision action.

4:30 P.M.
ADJOURN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

*Note: At this time, the Commission expects to conclude business by end of Friday and not meet on Saturday, November 5th.

*Agenda is subject to change.

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