February 8, 2019 audio transcript

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
REVISED February 8-9, 2019
SATURDAY PORTION ONLY IS CANCELLED

Natural Resource Building
1111 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98501

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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8:00 A.M. 1. Call to Order

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- Commissioners' Discussion
- Meeting Minute Approval
- Committee Reports if available

8:15 A.M. 2. Open Public Input

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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.

8:45 A.M. 3. Director's Report

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items

 

- Director's Report - PDF Format (526 Kb)

9:15 A.M. 4. Hatchery Reform Policy C-3619 - Briefing and Public Comment

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Department staff will provide the Commission with a status update on the progress and process to review the Hatchery and Fishery Reform Policy C-3619.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (16 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (3 Mb)

Staff Report: Erik Neatherlin, Fish Science Division Manager and Eric Kinne, Hatchery Division Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
10:30 A.M. 5. Operation and Maintenance of WDFW Lands (O&M) Discussion - Briefing

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Staff will brief the Commission regarding estimation of our per acre operation and maintenance costs, including how these figures are being used with respect to Capital and Operating funding requests related to purchase of new lands

 

- Summary - PDF Format (20 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report: Paul Dahmer, Area and Access Manager and Cynthia Wilkerson, Lands Division Manager

11:00 A.M. 6. Land Transactions - Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

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The Commission will consider approval of land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat and for the enhancement of public recreation opportunities.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (5 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (3 Mb)

Staff Report: Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:20 A.M. 7. Wildlife Rehabilitation Rules - Decision

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Department staff will request approval from the Commission on proposed amendments to WAC 220-450-060 through WAC 220-450-220.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (2 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (1 Mb)

Staff Report: Patricia Thompson, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Falconry Manager, Wildlife Program

1:00 P.M.

8. Lower Columbia Sturgeon Population Status and Management Annual Review (Policy C-3001) - Briefing and Public Comment

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Department staff will provide the Commission an annual review on lower Columbia River sturgeon population status, as stipulated in the policy, and discuss plans for 2019 fisheries.

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

Staff Report: Laura Heironimus, CRMU Sturgeon/Smelt/Lamprey Unit Lead

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

2:00 P.M. 9. Puget Sound Steelhead Advisory Group (PSSAG) Briefing

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The PSSAG will summarize the results of a more than 2-year process that resulted in a broadly supported portfolio of proactive management strategies to restore Puget Sound steelhead and fisheries.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (118 Kb)
- PSSAG Flyer - PDF Format (439 Kb)

Staff Report: Jim Scott, Special Assistant and PSSAG Members

2:45 P.M. 10. Staff Update on Skagit Elk - Briefing - Postponed
Amy Windrope, Region 4 Director will provide an update on the current status of elk in the Skagit Valley and discussions to date.

 

- Summary - PDFFormat (115 Kb)

  11. Future Meeting Planning - Discussion - Possibly cover on Friday

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Commissioners and staff will discuss upcoming meetings and conference calls.

 

- Year at a glance

3:15 P.M. Recess
  Big Tent Committee meeting-CANCELLED

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019 - CANCELLED

  12. Open Public Input - CANCELLED
  13. Grays Harbor Salmon Management Policy C-3621 Review - Briefing and Public Comment-Postponed until April

- Summary - PDF Format (765 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (658 Kb)

  14. Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy C-3622 - Briefing, Public Comment and Possible Guidance-Further Discussion at the February 22, 2019 Conference Call

- Summary - PDF Format (808 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (1 Mb)

  16. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief-CANCELLED

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