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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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February 8-9, 2013 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Audio Transcripts

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
February 8-9, 2013

Natural Resources Building - 1111 Washington St SE Olympia WA 98501
First Floor, Room 172

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013

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

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  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:45 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.

9:15 A.M. 3. Director’s Report

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items, including:
  • Legislative Update
10:30 A.M. 4. 2013 North of Falcon Policy C-3608 - Decision

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Department staff will provide a briefing on the North of Falcon Policy C-3608 and propose modifications for the Commission’s consideration for a January 2013 through December 2014 policy.

- Summary - PDF format (80 KB)

Staff Report:
Pat Pattillo, Salmon Policy Coordinator and John Long, Statewide Salmon Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:00 A.M. 5. Climate Change - Briefing

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Department staff will provide a briefing to the Commission on the impacts of climate change on natural resource management in Washington.

- Summary - PDF format (68 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (3.4 MB)

Staff Report:
Lynn Helbrecht, Climate Change Coordinator, Habitat Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:40 A.M. 6. Proposed Land Transaction - 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 purchase of 24.83 acres on the Wenatchee River in Chelan County for public fishing and boating access.

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
12:55 P.M. 7. Enforcement Program Staffing Study - Briefing

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Department staff will provide a briefing to the Commission on current staffing levels in the Enforcement Program.

- Summary - PDF format (14 KB)

Staff Report:
Bruce Bjork, Chief, Enforcement Program

2:10 P.M. 8. 2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the upcoming Sportfishing rules and regulations for the 2013-14 season.

- Summary - PDF format (3.9 MB)

Staff Report:
Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager, Fish Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
4:10 P.M. 9. Puget Sound Recreational Clam and Oyster Season Changes – Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed changes to the recreational clam and oyster seasons on Puget Sound public beaches.

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Staff Report:
Rich Childers, Puget Sound Shellfish Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
 

Additional Item: Commission Discussion with Attorneys General

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4:30 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

8:30
A.M.
10. 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.

9:00 A.M. 11. Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project - Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project. 

- Summary - PDF format (14 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (8.6 MB)

Staff Report:
George Wilhere, Research Scientist
Timothy Quinn, Chief Scientist, Habitat Program

10:00
A.M.
12. Executive Session

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Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), the Commission will meet in executive session to review the performance of a public employee. No action will be taken in executive session, and the public is not permitted to listen to the executive session.
12:00 P.M. 13. 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.
12:15 P.M.
ADJOURN

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