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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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

 

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

Audio Transcripts

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
October 5-6, 2012

Legislative Building – Columbia Room – 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
Olympia WA 98501
First Floor

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012

8:30 A.M. 1. Call to Order

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  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

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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

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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

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Staff will brief the Commission on the key elements of the proposed Klickitat Hatchery infrastructure expansion needed to support the fish production changes. 

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

10:30 A.M. 5. WAC Overhaul Technical Rule Changes, Round 3 - Briefing

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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.

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

11:15 A.M. 6. Intersecting Science Education and Natural Resource Management - Presentation

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Presentation to the Commission on the vision of intersecting science education, information needs of natural resource management agencies, and biodiversity protection. 

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

1:00 P.M. 7. 2012 Wolf Plan Implementation Activities – Briefing

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Department staff will provide a comprehensive briefing on the implementation of the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for 2012. format (16.2 MB)

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

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Department Staff will brief the Commission on the results of meetings with the Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Workgroup.

Staff Report:
Guy Norman, Regional Director

10:30
A.M.

9. Open Public Input

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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.

11:15
A.M.
10. Proposed Land Transactions – Decision

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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

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

11:35
A.M.
11. Auction Raffles – Rule Adoption

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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

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

12:15 P.M.

12. Puget Sound Shrimp Policy Review – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the preliminary analysis and identify and discuss any additional analysis needed.

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

1:30 P.M.

13. 2013 Commission Meeting Calendar – Decision

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The Commission will decide on the meeting dates for 2013.

1:50 P.M. 14. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief

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

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