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

 

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August 16, 2013 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

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WASHINGTON FISH AND WILDLIFE
COMMISSION MEETING

August 16, 2013

Meeting via Conference Call

ATTENDANCE:
Commission Department Staff Public
Miranda Wecker, Chair Phil Anderson, Director Amaroq Weiss
Brad Smith, Vice Chair Joe Stohr, Deputy Director Tim Coleman
Larry Carpenter Owen Rowe Laura Ackerman
Jay Holzmiller Ann Larson Rebecca Wolfe
Jay Kehne Dave Ware Linda Saunders
Robert Kehoe Bruce Botka Jeff Holmes
Conrad Mahnken   Diane Gallegos
    Sheilah Kennedy, Okanogan Commissioner
   
Commission Staff:    
Tami Lininger    
   

Friday, August 16, 2013 - Special Meeting

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.

A. Petition to Change Rules – Decision
The Commission was scheduled to formally consider a petition pursuant to RCW 34.05.330 received on July 19, 2013 regarding the Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Director Anderson and Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, briefed the Commission and notified them that the petitioners withdrew the petition on August 15, 2013. The department will continue to work with the petitioners and the Wolf Advisory Group and will bring a recommendation back to the Commission at a later date.

B. 2014 Legislative Proposal Approvals - Decision:
Ann Larson, Legislative Liaison requested approval from the Commission on the proposed 2014 legislative proposals.

Vice Chair Smith moved, seconded by Commissioner Mahnken to approve the 2014 legislative proposals as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

C. 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget Proposal Approvals – Decision:
Owen Rowe, Budget Officer, requested approval from the Commission on the proposed 2014 Supplemental Operating budget proposals.

Vice Chair Smith moved, seconded by Commissioner Carpenter to approve the proposed 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget Request as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

D. Minutes for Approval - Decision
The Commission considered the following meeting minutes for approval.

  • August 1-3, 2013 meeting

Vice Chair Smith moved, seconded by Commissioner Kehne to approve minutes of the August 1-3, 2013 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

E. General Discussion
Commissioners and the Director discussed recent activities and items of interest.

  • September 6, 2013 conference call was canceled
  • Co-management meeting logistics
  • Commissioner training/orientation in October
  • Fire and habitat damage in the Colockum area

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 9:18 a.m.