Mailing Address
PO Box 43200
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

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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December 7-9, 2017

Meeting Agenda
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SPECIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
December 7-9, 2017

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

2:00PM 1. Commission Workshop – Room 175 A & B (near the cafeteria)
Commission workshops are held to allow informal discussion among Commissioners and Department staff. The meeting is open to the public who wish to observe however, public input is generally not taken. Times on the agenda are approximate and the Commission may adjust the agenda to meet scheduling needs.
5:00 PM Recess

Preliminary Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
December 8-9, 2017

NOTE: This meeting will be broadcast via webcast through TVW at tvw.org
Links for meeting program below.

Friday:
8:30 AM - Lunch
1 PM - Mid-afternoon break

Saturday:
8:30 AM - Adjournment

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

8:30 AM 2. Call to Order

a.    Commissioners’ Discussion
b.    Meeting Minute Approval
c.     Committee Reports

9:00 AM 3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items including:
  • Legislative update
  • Diversity Advisory Group
  • For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Update

Follow up items from previous meeting

  • Pound nets in the Columbia River
  • Dungeness crab fishery

- Director's Report - PDF Format (504 Kb)

9:45 AM 4. 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

10:45 AM 5. Matrix Consulting Group Report
Alan Pennington with Matrix Reporting Group will present the draft report for the organizational and management assessment required in the 2017-19 operating budget proviso.

- Report - PDF Format (3 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (607 Kb)

12:00 AM Lunch
1:00 PM 6. 2017-19 Budget Orientation and Proviso Discussion
Department staff will provide an overview of WDFW’s budget processes and fund sources. Staff will also present a proposed process for Commission engagement in developing both a long-term revenue plan and the zero-based budget analysis as part of the 2017-19 operating budget proviso.

- Summary - PDF Format (133 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Policy Director and Owen Rowe, Budget Director

2:00 PM 7. Periodic Status Reviews (Columbia Sharp-tailed Grouse) – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the Periodic Status Review compiled for the Columbia Sharp-tailed Grouse in accordance with WAC 220-610-110.  This Periodic Status Review outlines the current status of the species and includes information and comments provided by peer scientists and the public.

- Summary - PDF Format (572 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)
- Periodic Status Report for the Columbia Sharp-tailed Grouse - PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report: Hannah Anderson, Listing and Recovery Section Manager and Derek Stinson, Wildlife Biologist, Diversity Division, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

2:20 PM 8. Planning for Shooting Ranges on WDFW Land – Briefing
Department staff will provide an update on the agency’s shooting range program including: 1) Progress of the Wenas Wildlife Area Target Shooting Advisory Committee; 2) Recommendation for target shooting rule change; 3) Status of acquiring land for the envisioned Central Washington Shooting Range; and 4) Assessing other WDFW lands for target shooting issues and improvements.

- Summary - PDF Format (572 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)

Staff Report: Mike Livingston, Region 3 Director, Melinda Posner, Wildlife Area Planning, Recreation, and Outreach Section Manager, Lands Division

3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM 9. Proposed Translocation of Mountain Goats - Briefing
Department staff will provide a briefing on the Olympic Peninsula Mountain Goat management and proposed translocation to the North Cascades.

- Summary - PDF Format (561 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)

Staff Report: Dr. Richard B. Harris, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose Section Manager, Game Division

4:00 PM 10. Compensation for Livestock Damage – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on recommended changes to two WACs associated with compensation, to increase clarity, streamline the process and for consistency with state law and the wolf plan.

- Summary - PDF Format (556 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (1 Mb)

Staff Report: Donny Martorello Ph.D., Wolf Policy Lead, Game Division

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

4:35 PM 11. Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan – Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the Washington Wolf Compensation and Management Plan.

- Summary - PDF Format (951 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)

Staff Report: Donny Martorello, Ph.D., Wolf Policy Lead, Game Division

5:05 PM 12. 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.

5:30 PM Recess

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

7:00 AM 13. Executive Session
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), the Commission will meet in executive session to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.  No action will be taken in executive session, and the public is not permitted to listen to the executive session.
8:30 AM

14. 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.

8:50 AM 15. Atlantic Salmon and WDFW’s Authority – Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on private aquaculture net pen reared Atlantic Salmon and WDFW’s level of authority over them.

- Summary - PDF Format 19 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (1 Mb)

Staff Report: Ken Warheit, Supervisor Genetics and Fish Health Labs

9:30 AM 16. 2018-19 Sportfishing Rule Simplification – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide the Commission an overview on proposals under consideration to simplify and improve sportfishing rules.

- Summary - PDF Format (3 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (1 Mb)

Staff report:  Steve Thiesfeld, Inland Fishery Manager, Chris Donley, Region 1 Fish Program Manager, and Chad Jackson, Region 2 Fish Program Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:00 AM 17. Willapa Bay Policy – Briefing and Public Hearing
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.

- Summary - PDF Format (20 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (991 Kb)

Staff Report: Annette Hoffmann, Region 4 Fish Program Manager and Chad Herring, Fish and Wildlife Biologist

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

12:30 PM 18. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
1:30 PM Adjourn


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.