October 22, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Tuesday in Olympia
OLYMPIA -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a regular
meeting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 27) in room 172 of the Natural Resources Building,
1111 Washington St. SE, in Olympia.
Plans to discuss the development of a state-tribal hunting plan have been
removed from the agenda. The draft Hunting Framework Management Plan will be
discussed at a later meeting.
Topics scheduled for discussion or action include:
- Adoption of a plan to restore fish habitat in portions of Deepwater Slough in the Skagit Wildlife Area
- An update on the development of rules for mineral prospecting
- An overview of Gov. Gary Locke's Salmon Recovery Strategy
- Listing the margined sculpin and pygmy whitefish as sensitive species and the fisher, a rare forest carnivore, as an endangered species under state law
- Establishment of a temporary three-month hunting and fishing license and a limit of 2 sturgeon to cover the period Jan. 1 through March 31
- A review of recent state Department of Transportation environmental initiatives