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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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August 3-4, 2012 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
August 3-4, 2012
Natural Resources Building - First Floor, Room 172
1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, Washington 98501

Times are approximate and subject to change.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012

8:30 A.M.

1. Call to Order

  1. Commissioners' Discussion
  2. 2013 Meeting Calendar
    - Proposed 2013 calendar - PDF format (420 KB)
8:50 A.M.

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 that are not on the agenda for decision action.

9:20
A.M.

3. Director's Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various item including:

  1. Wolf Update
  2. Strategic Plan/Business Plan
  3. Revenue Update

Staff Report:
Phil Anderson, Director
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director

10:20
A.M.
BREAK
10:35 A.M.

4. 2013 - 2015 Proposed Operating Budget Request - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission and answer questions about the agency's 2013 – 2015 budget proposals.

- Summary - PDF format (1.5 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (106 KB)

Staff:
Owen Rowe, Budget Officer, Technology and Financial Management

11:05
A.M.

5. Proposed Final 2013 - 2015 Capital Budget Request - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission and answer questions about the agency's proposed 2013-2015 Capital Budget request.

- Summary - PDF format (54 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (3.9 MB)

Staff:
Bill Phillips, Assistant Director, Capital and Asset Management Program

11:35 A.M.
LUNCH BREAK
12:35
P.M.

6. 2013 Legislative Proposals - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission and answer questions about the agency's 2013 legislative proposals.

- Summary - PDF format (643 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (2 MB)

Staff Report:
Ann Larson, Legislative Liaison

1:35
P.M.

7. 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 40 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed Acquisition of 373.35 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed Dike Easement in Skagit County
  • Proposed Acquisition of 6.3 acre Fishing Access in Okanogan County

- Summary - PDF format (2.3 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (4 MB)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:05
P.M.

8. Game Reserves & Waterfowl Closures – Rule Briefing, Public Hearing and Rule Action
Department staff will brief the Commission on Game Reserves and Waterfowl Closures and seek approval to amend WAC 232-16-440.

- Summary - PDF format (771 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (249 KB)

Staff: 
Don Kraege, Waterfowl Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:25
P.M.

9. Migratory Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations – Rule Briefing, Public Hearing and Rule Action
Department staff will brief the Commission on Migratory Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations and seek approval to:

Adopt - WAC 232-28-436 2012-13 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations. 
Repeal - WAC 232-28-435 2011-12 Migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.

- Summary - PDF format (284 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (3.4 MB)

Staff: 
Don Kraege, Waterfowl Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
3:15
P.M.

10. Auction, Raffle and Special Incentive Permits - Rule Briefing & Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on various auction, raffle and special incentive permits.

- Summary - PDF format (254 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1.1 MB)

Staff Report: 
Donny Martorello, Ph.D., Carnivore, Furbearer, and Special Species Section Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
3:30
P.M.
BREAK
3:45
P.M.

11. Puget Sound Shrimp Policy Review - Briefing
Department staff will continue briefing and seek guidance from the Commission on the process to review and update the Puget Sound shrimp fishery policy C-3610.

- Summary - PDF format (427 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (3 MB)

Staff Report: 
Rich Childers, Shellfish Policy Manager, Fish Program

4:45
P.M.

12. 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. 

5:45 P.M.

RECESS

SATURDAY, August 4, 2012

8:30
A.M.

13. 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.

8:50
A.M.

14. Killer Whale Listing and Management - Briefing
Department staff will provide an overview of the key issues involved with the Killer Whale management process and discuss the potential implications of the scientific review process to the management of fisheries, Chinook salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales..

- Summary - PDF format (788 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (18 MB)

Staff Report:
Pat Pattillo, Special Assistant to the Director

9:25
A.M.

15. DFW's Role in the Lower Columbia River MOA - Estuary Restoration - Briefing
Department staff will provide an overview of the Lower Columbia Estuary and an update on associated restoration projects.

- Summary - PDF format (118 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (5.2 MB)

Staff Report: 
Dave Price, Restoration Division Manager, Habitat Program

9:55
A.M.
BREAK
10:10
A.M.

16. Upper Columbia River Fisheries Enforcement - Briefing
Department staff will take the Commission on a visual tour of the accomplishments in fisheries protection and related challenges and discuss the law enforcement partnerships and efforts.

- Summary - PDF format (116 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (17 MB)

Staff Report: 
Mike Cenci, Deputy Chief, Enforcement
Captain Murray Schlenker

11:10
A.M.

17. Commission Committee Reports
The Commission will discuss recent activities of the various Commission committees.

11:30
A.M.

18. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.

11:50 A.M.
ADJOURN

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