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Olympia, WA 98504-3200

Phone: 360-902-2267
Fax: 360-902-2448
commission@dfw.wa.gov

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

 

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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
June 2-3, 2017

Quality Inn & Suites – Clarkston
700 Port Drive, Clarkston, WA 99403 – Mahogany Room
https://www.choicehotels.com/washington/clarkston/quality-inn-hotels/wa027?source=gyxt

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

8:00 AM 1. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
  3. Review of Committee Structure Process
8:30 AM 2. Open Public Input
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.

9:00 AM 3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

- Directors Report to the Commission - PDF Format (590 Kb)

9:30 AM 4. Land Transactions – Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision
The Commission will consider approval of various land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat, the enhancement of public recreation opportunities, and responsible property management.

- Summary - PDF Format (11 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (5 Mb)

Staff Report:   Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM 5. Hunter Education – Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the roles and responsibilities of the Hunter Education Division.

- Summary - PDF Format (73 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (5 Mb)

Staff Report: Dave Whipple, Hunter Education Division Manager, Wildlife Program

11:15 AM 6. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lower Granite Dam – Fish Passage, Including Adult Salmonid Trapping and Smolt Outmigration – Briefing
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff will provide an overview on the Lower Granite Dam.

- Summary - PDF Format (75 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (5 Mb)

Presenter: Elizabeth Holdren, USACE Fisheries Project Biologist

12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 7. Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) - Program Overview
The Commission will hear a briefing on the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan.

- Summary - PDF Format (75 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (7 Mb)

Presenter: Julie Collins, LSRCP Program Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
Panel Presenters: Joe Dupont, Idaho Fish and Game; Becky Johnson, Nez Perce Tribe; Chris Donley, WDFW
3:00 PM 8. Implementation of the Wooten Flood Plain Management Plan – Briefing
Department Staff will provide an overview on the implementation of the Wooten Flood Plain Management Plan.

- Summary - PDF Format (75 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)

Staff Report: Mark Grandstaff and Dave Karl, Habitat Program and Kari Dingman, Wildlife Program

3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM 9. Open Public Input
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 10. Performance Agreement and Delegation of Authority – Discussion
The Director and Commissioners will discuss the proposed Performance Agreement Expectations and Delegation of Authority.
4:45 PM 11. Advisory Committee to the Commission for Persons with Disabilities – Decision
The Commission will consider candidates for 2 open positions on the Advisory Committee to the Commission for Person with Disabilities.
5:00 PM 12. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
5:15 PM Recess

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

7:30 AM 13. Tour of WDFW Lands in Asotin County
Available Commissioners and Department staff will meet at 7:30 a.m. and depart to tour some of the WDFW owned lands. The public may attend but must provide their own transportation.

The meeting will adjourn immediately following the tour.


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


Persons with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the public meeting are invited to contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.govl). Reasonable accommodation requests should be received at least three (3) business days prior to the meeting to ensure availability. Please provide two (2) weeks’ notice for requests for ASL/ESL interpretation services. For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.