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

 

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April 6, 2012 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES
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WASHINGTON FISH AND WILDLIFE
COMMISSION MEETING via CONFERENCE CALL

Friday, April 6, 2012

Olympia, Washington

ATTENDANCE

       
COMMISSION COMMISSION STAFF DEPARTMENT STAFF PUBLIC
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Larry Carpenter
David Jennings
Jay Kehne
Conrad Mahnken
Chuck Perry
Rollie Schmitten
Tami Lininger
Erin Gariépy
Phil Anderson, Director
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Darren Friedel
Lori Preuss
Joanna Eide
Linda Saunders

FRIDAY, April 6, 2012

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

A. Minutes for Approval - Decision:
The Commission will consider approval of the following meeting minutes:

  • August 19, 2011
  • March 2, 2012
  • March 9-10, 2012
  • March 16, 2012

Chair Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Schmitten to approve the minutes from August 19, 2011; March 2, 2012; March 9-10, 2012 & March 16, 2012, as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.  (Commissioner Jennings was absent for the discussion and vote on the item.)

B. Agency WAC Technical Overhaul - Briefing
Joanna Eide, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program, provided the Commission with an overview of the technical expedited rule-making proposal that was filed on January 18, 2012, as part of the WAC overhaul project.

C. General Discussion: 
Commissioners and the Director discussed recent activities and items of interest.

  • Commission Committee Reports
    • Big Tent Committee focus – No Child Left Inside
    • Wildlife Committee
    • Okanogan field trip
  • Summary of Commission Requests:  
    Commissioner Carpenter requested that his original request regarding Pheasant Program Update be removed as he had received the information he was looking for.

    Chair Wecker moved, seconded by Commissioner Perry to remove the Pheasant Habitat request.  Motion Carried Unanimously.

  • General Discussion
    • ADA Committee Interviews
    • North of Falcon meeting
      • Job well done to Director and WDFW Staff
      • Process Changes
      • Fishery Updates
    • NOAA – Bob Turner & Russell Dunn
    • Spring Chinook Salmon / lower Columbia River
    • Wolf Plan
      • Hiring 2 positions
    • US/Canada Salmon treaty
    • Puget Sound Chinook
    • Lake Roosevelt updates
    • Northern Pike
    • WAFWA volunteers – discussion to continue at April 13-14 meeting

Vice Chair Douvia adjourned the meeting at 9:56 am.