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Olympia, WA 98504-3200

Phone: 360-902-2267
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commission@dfw.wa.gov

Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Chair
Larry Carpenter, Vice Chair

 

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February 10-11, 2017 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
February 10-11, 2017

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

8:00 AM 1. Call to Order

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  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:15 AM 2. Open Public Input

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The Commission is a direct link between the 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 AM 3. Director’s Report

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

- Director's Report - PDF Format (671 Kb)

9:15 AM 4. Land Transactions – 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.

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- Presentation - PDF Format ( 2 Mb)

Staff Report: Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

9:35 AM 5. Completion of the WAC Overhaul Project - Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the completion of the WAC Overhaul project that primarily combines WAC Titles 220 and 232 and reorganizes numerous wildlife, fish, and shellfish rules.

- Summary - PDF Format (632 Kb)

Staff Report: Scott Bird, Rules Coordinator, Enforcement Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

10:10 AM 6. Update on North Pacific Fishery Management Council Actions – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (NPFMC) management actions.

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- Presentation - PDF Format (576 Kb)

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant to the Director

10:50 PAM 7. Enforcement Program Update – Briefing

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Region 4 Enforcement Program staff will provide an overview of how they have focused on the agency goals through achieving the program's strategic objectives and list detailed accomplishments

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- Presentation - PDF Format (7 Mb)

Staff Report: Captain Alan Myers, Region 4

11:20 AM 8. Lean Update – Briefing

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Department staff will inform the Commission and public about Lean efficiency improvements, to meet one of the Director's FY15-17 Performance Agreement requirements.

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- Presentation - PDF Format (306 Kb)

Staff Report: Rob Geddis, Lean Performance Manager

1:00 PM 9. Surf Smelt Spawning Beach Occupancy Standard – Briefing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on the public process for adopting a new surf smelt spawning beach occupancy standard.

- Summary - PDF Format (76 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)
- Surf Report 1 - PDF Format (1 Mb)
Surf Report 2 - PDF Format (509 Kb)

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

2:00 PM 10. Advisory Committee to the Commission for Persons with Disabilities – Decision

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The Commission will consider candidates for 3 open positions on the Advisory Committee to the Commission for Person with Disabilities.
2:30 PM 11. Science Panel – WAG - Briefing

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The Department will brief the Commission on the relevant or recently published science related to minimizing wolf-livestock conflict, specifically the use of lethal removal of wolves to address repeated wolf depredations on livestock. The purpose of the briefing is to increase the awareness of the best available science and how the department considers and/or incorporates science in decision making.

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- Presentation - PDF Format (5 Mb)

Staff Report: Donny Martorello, Wolf Policy Lead; Stephanie Simek, Carnivore Section Manager; Scott Becker, Wolf Specialist

4:00 PM 12. Public Input

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The Commission is a direct link between the 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.

4:30 PM Recess

SATURDAY, February 11, 2017

8:00 AM 13. Open Public Input

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The Commission is a direct link between the 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.

8:30 AM 14. Grays Harbor Salmon Management Policy Review – Briefing and Public Hearing

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The Department will present an annual review to the Commission on the Grays Harbor Basin Salmon Management Policy (C-3621) as set in the Adaptive Management objectives of the policy.

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- Presentation - PDF Format (368 Kb)

Staff Report: Mike Scharpf, Fish and Wildlife Biologist

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
9:45 AM 15. Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy Review – Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will present an annual review to the Commission on the Willapa Bay Basin Salmon Management Policy (C-3622) as set in the Adaptive Management objectives of the policy.

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- Presentation - PDF Format (481 Kb)

Staff Report: Chad Herring, Fish and Wildlife Biologist

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
10:45 AM 16. 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.
11:00 PM Adjourn


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

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