November 7, 2014 meeting agenda

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Preliminary Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
November 7-8, 2014

Meeting will webcast live on TVW.

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

8:30 A.M. 1. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners' Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:45 A.M. 2. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between 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.

9:15 A.M. 3. Director's Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
10:30 A.M. BREAK
10:45 A.M. 4. Proposed 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, enhancement of public recreation opportunities.

- Summary - PDF Format (2 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (4 Mb)

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

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:15 A.M. 5. Grazing Program Update - Briefing
Department staff will brief the commission on the department's grazing program and the results of a recent study conducted by Washington State University regarding grazing on department lands.

- Summary - PDF Format (56 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (6 Mb)

Staff Report: Clay Sprague, Lands Division Manager and Jeff Burnham, Range Ecologist, Wildlife Program

11:45 LUNCH
1:00 P.M. 6. Coastal Commercial Dungeness Crab Rules - Briefing
Revisions to coastal commercial Dungeness crab rules are needed to improve the intent and enforceability of rules for issuing replacement buoy tags and submitting coastal Dungeness crab logbooks. New provisions are needed to implement gear retrieval requirements to improve enforceability and minimize derelict crab gear. Changes to the pre-season gear set period are also proposed based on recommendations from the Tri-State Dungeness Crab Committee.

- Summary - PDF Format (35 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report: Heather Reed, Coastal Marine Policy Coordinator and Mike Cenci, Deputy Chief, Enforcement

1:55 P.M. 7. HPA Rules Update - Briefing and Decision
Department staff will provide a briefing on the recommended adjustments to the CR-102 rules and request repeal of Chapter 220-110 WAC and adoption of Chapter 220-660 WAC.

- Summary - PDF Format (85 Kb)
- Summary of Recommended Changes - PDF Format (271 Kb)
Presentation - PDF Format (521 Kb)

Staff Report: Jeff Davis, Habitat Program Assistant Director and Randi Thurston, Protection Division Manager, Habitat Program

3:25 P.M. BREAK
3:40 PM. 8. Director Recruitment Discussion - Briefing and Public Input
Commissioners will discuss the Director's recruitment.

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

4:00 PM. 9. 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.
5:00 PM RECESS
 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

8:30 A.M. 10. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between 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 A.M. 11. Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy - Briefing and Public Hearing
The Department will brief the Commission on Willapa Bay Salmon Management challenges, describe the public process, and seek guidance on draft policy sideboards.

- Summary - PDF Format (25 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report:  Steve Thiesfeld, Region 6 Fish Program Manager

10:30 AM. 12. Open Public Meeting Act - Briefing
Bill Frymire, Assistant Attorney General will provide training on open public meeting requirements.

- Attorney General Open Public Meetings Presentation - PDF Format (1 Mb)
- Attorney General's Office Open Public Meetings Act Training

Staff Report:  Bill Frymire, Assistant Attorney General

11:00 AM 13. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
11:15 AM. ADJOURN

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