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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

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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

Audio Transcripts

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
November 8-9, 2013

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 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.
11:00 A.M. 4. HPA Rules – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on three proposed new hydraulic code rules sections.

- Summary - PDF format (500 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (670 KB)

Staff Report: Randi Thurston, Protection Division Manager, Habitat Program

11:40 A.M. 5. Proposed Land Transaction – Briefing, Public Hearing and 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.
  • Proposed Acquisition of 589 acres in Yakima County
  • Proposed Acquisition of 5,497 acres in Kittitas County

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- Presentation - PDF format (4.4 MB)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

1:00 P.M. 6. Technical WAC Amendments and Repeal, Round 6 – Structural Improvements and Updates - Decision

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Department staff will brief the Commission and request approval on proposed updates, technical changes, and structural improvements to rules in conjunction with the WAC Overhaul project.

- Summary - PDF format (3.3 Mb)

Staff Report: Joanna Eide, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program

1:25 P.M. 7. Batch 5 WAC Overhaul Technical Changes Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission and hold a public hearing on the 5th batch of WAC overhaul technical changes. These changes include repealing outdated rules, consolidating rules, correcting references, and updating language for clarity.

- Summary - PDF format (2.4 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF format (840 KB)

Staff Report: Joanna Eide, Administrative Regulations Analyst and Mike Cenci, Deputy Chief, Enforcement Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

2:25 P.M. 8. Dive Fishery Rules – Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to commercial scallop, sea cucumber, and urchin dive fishery rules to reduce illegal geoduck harvest and streamline, clarify, and update rule language.

- Summary - PDF format (5.9 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF format (803 KB)

Staff Report:  Mike Cenci, Deputy Chief, Enforcement Program.

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

3:25
P.M.
9. Washington’s Reptiles and Amphibians -  Briefing

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At the request of the Commission, Department staff will present a briefing on the current status of reptiles and amphibians in Washington.

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- Presentation - PDF format (12.5 MB)

Staff Report:  Lisa Hallock, Biologist, Wildlife Program and Marc Hayes, Scientist, Habitat Program

4:10
P.M.
10. WDFW’s Forest Management Strategy on Department Lands  – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on WDFW’s forest management strategy on department lands.

- Summary - PDF format (13 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (2.5 MB)

Staff Report:  Clay Sprague, Lands Division Manager, Wildlife Program and Richard Tveten, Restoration Ecologist, Wildlife Program

5:10 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013

8:30 A.M. 11. 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. 12. Grays Harbor Salmon Management  – Briefing & Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on Grays Harbor salmon fishery management and challenges, followed by a panel discussion on Grays Harbor salmon issues. Staff is seeking direction from the Commission on Grays Harbor Salmon Management Policy sideboards.

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- Presentation - PDF format (1 MB)

Staff Report:  Ron Warren, Region 6 Fish Program Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

10:55 A.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.
11:25 A.M. ADJOURN

 

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