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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448
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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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August 1-3, 2013 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT - August 1, 2013
REGULAR MEETING - August 2-3, 2013

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013

2:30 P.M. 1. 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.
4:00 P.M. Recess

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
(Friday meeting will webcast live on TVW.)

8:00 A.M. 2. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
    - June 21, 2013 – conference call
8:15 A.M. 3. 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.

8:45 A.M. 4. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
10:15 A.M.
BREAK
10:30 A.M. 5. 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget Request - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission and answer questions about the agency's operating budget proposals.

- Summary - PDF format (17 KB)
- Supplemental Operating Budget Proposals - PDF format (152 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (139 KB)

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

10:50 A.M. 6. Enacted 2013-2015 Capital Budget Request - Briefing
Department staff will provide an informational brief and answer questions about the agency's 2-13-2015 Capital Budget.

- Summary - PDF format (64 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (511 KB)

Staff Report:
Tim Burns, Assistant Director, Capital and Asset Management Program

11:10 A.M. 7. 2014 Legislative Proposals - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission and answer questions about the agency's 2014 legislative proposals.

- Summary - PDF format (7 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (414 KB)

Staff Report:
Ann Larson, Legislative Liaison

12:00 P.M. Lunch Break
1:00 P.M. 8. Giant Pacific Octopus - Decision
The Commission will consider approval of sportfishing regulations to implement management options for giant pacific octopuses and other species in Puget Sound.

- Summary - PDF format (3.4 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (2.7 MB)

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

1:30 P.M. 9. 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 119 acres in Pacific County
  • Proposed acquisition of 191.36 acres in Pacific County
  • Proposed acquisition of 116.15 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed acquisition of 1.13 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed conservation easement on 66.39 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed conservation easement on 29.3 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed acquisition of 100 acres in Okanogan County
  • Proposed right of way on 7.4 acres in Grant County

- Summary - PDF format (5.9 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (5.35 MB)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:00 P.M. 10. Wildlife Rehabilitation Structural Improvements and Updates – Decision
Department staff will brief the Commission and request approval on proposed rule amendments and new WAC sections to split apart the wildlife rehabilitation rule and provide additional detail and direction for wildlife rehabilitators.

- Summary - PDF format (15 MB)

Staff Report:
Tricia Thompson, Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:20 P.M. 11. 2013-2014 Waterfowl Season – Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision
Department staff will brief the Commission on Migratory Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations and take public comments on the proposed changes to amend WAC 232-28-436.

- Summary - PDF format (136 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (8.4 MB)

Staff Report:
Don Kraege, Waterfowl Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
3:15
P.M.
12. Wildlife Interaction Rules – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission and hold a public hearing on proposed rule amendments to Wildlife Interaction Rules.

Amend:
WAC 232-36-030 Definitions
WAC 232-36-040 Wildlife/human interaction and conflict resolution for private property damage
WAC 232-36-051 Killing wildlife causing private property damage
WAC 232-36-060  Director or his/her designee is empowered to grant wildlife control operator certifications
WAC 232-36-110  Application for cash compensation for commercial crop damage—Procedure
WAC 232-36-200  Payment for commercial livestock damage or other domestic animals—Limitations
WAC 232-36-210  Application for cash compensation for livestock damage or other domestic animal—Procedure
WAC 232-36-400  Commercial crop or livestock damage claim‑-Dispute resolution

Adopt:
WAC 232-36-052 Killing wolves attacking domestic animals  

- Summary - PDF format (186 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (563 KB)

Staff Report:
Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
4:45 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013

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 do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:00 A.M. 14. Status of Washington Sockeye Salmon – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the status and trends, obstacles for recovery, including environmental factors that control abundance and survival of Washington Sockeye Salmon in response to a blue sheet request.

- Summary - PDF format (15 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (4.2 MB)

Staff Report:
Aaron Dufault, Fish Program Biologist

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
9:45 A.M.
BREAK
10:00 A.M. 15. Instream Flows - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on instream flows and the work being done by the Water Science Team.

- Summary - PDF format (17 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (6 MB)

Staff Report:
Hal Beecher, Water Team Section Manager, Habitat Program

10:45 A.M. 16. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.

11:15 A.M.. ADJOURN

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