WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

October 22, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256

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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