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October 04, 2011
Contact: Tami Lininger, (360) 902-2267

Commission moves location of meeting
on recommended wolf management plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has changed the location of a special meeting scheduled Thursday, Oct. 6, on a Wolf Conservation and Management Plan recommended by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

The citizen commission, which sets policy for WDFW, will hold its public meeting in the first-floor auditorium of the General Administration Building in Olympia, rather than in the Natural Resource Building as previously announced. As before, the meeting will start at 9 a.m.

The General Administration Building is located at 210 – 11th Ave. S.W. on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, across Capitol Way from the Natural Resources Building. Parking is available near both buildings, which are located within walking distance from one another.

“We decided we might need a larger meeting space to accommodate the number of people who have expressed interest in this issue,” said Miranda Wecker, who chairs the commission.

An agenda for the meeting is posted on the commission’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/.

At the meeting, the commission will resume its discussion about the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan recommended for approval by WDFW. Public comments will be accepted in the afternoon.

The recommended plan is designed to guide state management efforts as wolves re-establish a sustainable breeding population in the state. The plan is available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/.

The commission is expected to take action on the plan in December.