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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

 

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October 5-6, 2012 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
October 5-6, 2012

NOTICE OF LOCATION CHANGE
Legislative Building – Columbia Room – 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW Olympia WA 98501
First Floor

Directions: http://www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/direction.htm

Meeting will webcast live on TVW.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012

8:30 A.M. 1. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
    - August 31, 2012 – conference call
    - September 5-6, 2012 – regular meeting
8:40 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 do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:10 A.M. 3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

Staff Report:
Phil Anderson, Director

9:35 A.M. 4. Klickitat Hatchery Improvements and Master Plan Update – Briefing
Staff will brief the Commission on the key elements of the proposed Klickitat Hatchery infrastructure expansion needed to support the fish production changes. 

- Summary - PDF format (203 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (13 MB)

Staff Report:
John Easterbrooks, Region 3 Fish Program Manager and Bill Sharp, Klickitat River Coordinator (Yakama Nation)

10:20 A.M.
BREAK
10:30 A.M. 5. WAC Overhaul Technical Rule Changes, Round 3 - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the proposed third batch of technical rule changes associated with the WAC overhaul project.  This proposal is to update, clarify, reorganize, and restructure numerous bottomfish, commercial shellfish, and recreational shellfish rules.

- Summary - PDF format (19.2 MB)

Staff Report:
Joanna Eide, Admin. Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:15 A.M. 6. Intersecting Science Education and Natural Resource Management - Presentation
Presentation to the Commission on the vision of intersecting science education, information needs of natural resource management agencies, and biodiversity protection. 

- Science Education and Natural Resource Management - PDF format (89 KB)
- Bibliography - PDF format (1.6 MB)\
- Presentation, Margaret Tudor - PDF format (3.4 MB)
- Presentation, Christian Grue / Karen Dvornich - PDF format (3 MB)
- Presentation, Karen Dvornich - PDF format (4.2 MB)

Staff Report: 
Margaret Tudor, Educational Specialist
Guests: Christian Grue, Associate Professor and Leader, Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Aquatic and Fishery Services, University of Washington; Karen Dvornich, NatureMapping Program, Director, NatureMapping Foundation

12:30 P.M. Lunch Break – Working Lunch
1:00 P.M. 7. 2012 Wolf Plan Implementation Activities – Briefing
Department staff will provide a comprehensive briefing on the implementation of the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for 2012.

- Summary - PDF format (16 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (16.2 MB)

Staff Report:
Nate Pamplin, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program
Steve Pozzanghera, Region 1 Director

3:00 P.M.
BREAK
3:15 P.M. 7. 2012 Wolf Plan Implementation Activities – Briefing - Continued
Department staff will provide a comprehensive briefing on the implementation of the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for 2012.
PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

Staff Report:
Nate Pamplin, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program
Steve Pozzanghera, Region 1 Director

5:15 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012

8:30
A.M.
8. Columbia River Fishery Management – Briefing
Department Staff will brief the Commission on the results of meetings with the Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Workgroup.

- Department Presentation - PDF format (1 MB)
- Panel Presentation - PDF format (375 KB)

Staff Report:
Guy Norman, Regional Director

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
10:30
A.M.
9. 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 do not already have public input time on the agenda.

11:00 A.M.
BREAK
11:15
A.M.
10. 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 80 acres in Grant County

- Summary - PDF format (820 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (2.7 MB)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:35
A.M.
11. Auction Raffles – Rule Adoption
The Commission will consider adoption of permanent rule amendments regarding big game and turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits.

Amend: WAC 232-28-283 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special permits

- Summary - PDF format (254 KB)

Staff Report:
Donny Martorello, Ph.D., Large Carnivore Section Manager, Wildlife Program

12:00 NOON Lunch Break – Working Lunch
12:15 P.M. 12. Puget Sound Shrimp Policy Review – Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the preliminary analysis and identify and discuss any additional analysis needed.

- Presentation - PDF format (645 KB)

Staff Report:
Mark O’Toole, Puget Sound Shrimp Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
1:30 P.M.

13. 2013 Commission Meeting Calendar – Decision
The Commission will decide on the meeting dates for 2013.

1:50 P.M. 14. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
2:10 P.M.
ADJOURN

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