June 13-15, 2019 Commission Meeting Agenda

Revised Meeting Agenda

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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
June 13-15, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Red Lion Hotel – 221 N. Lincoln – Port Angeles, WA 98362

2 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Executive Committee Meeting – Commissioners Carpenter, Baker, Kehoe, Smith

 

Closed to the public.

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Fish Committee Meeting – Commissioners Carpenter, Kehoe, Graybill, McIsaac

Location: Juan de Fuca room

 

Agenda topics

- Willapa Bay progress report update

- Hatchery Reform Policy review – progress update

- Skagit catch and release - budget

5 – 6 p.m.

Executive Session

Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, the Commission will meet in executive session. No action will be taken during executive session and the public is not permitted to attend.

Friday, June 14, 2019
Red Lion Hotel – 221 N. Lincoln – Port Angeles, WA 98362
Olympic Room unless otherwise noted

7 a.m.

Wildlife Committee Meeting – Commissioners Thorburn, Holzmiller, Baker

Location:  Juan de Fuca room

 

Agenda topics

- Status report – Greater sage-grouse

- Hunting contests

- Wildlife Society Issue Statement

- Non-toxic shot

- North American Non-Lead Partnership

- Discussion on June Commission meeting items

8:30 a.m.

1. Call to Order

 

- Commissioners’ Discussion

- Meeting Minute Approval

 - Committee Reports if available

8:45 a.m.

2. Open Public Input

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.

9:45 a.m.

3. Director’s Report

The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

 

- Director's Report

10:15 a.m.

4. Land Transactions – Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

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

- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

 

Public Hearing –  This Item Only

10:35 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

5. Update on Skagit Elk – Briefing and Public Comment

Department staff will provide an overview of 2018 and discuss planning for 2019.

 

- Summary

- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Amy Windrope, Region 4 Director and Fenner Yarborough, Region 4 Wildlife Program Manager

 

Guests:  Will Honea, Prosecuting Attorney, Skagit County, Ron Wesen, Skagit County Commissioner, Mark Streuli, Cattleman’s Association and Frank Bob, Lummi Nation, Tino Villaluz, Swinomish Tribe of Indians, Jesse Pecor, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

 

Public Comment –  This Item Only

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

12 – 1 p.m.

Wolf Committee Meeting – Commissioners Baker, Thorburn, Holzmiller

Location: Juan de Fuca room

 

Agenda topics

- Briefing and discussion about wolf-livestock depredation protocol and any other WAG business.

- Updated policy action (SEPA/EIS) timelines

- Briefing on the viability assessment model

1 p.m.

6. * Periodic Status Review and Recovery Plan (Tufted Puffins) – Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

Department staff will brief the Commission and request approval on the Periodic Status Review compiled for the Tufted Puffin in accordance with WAC 220-610-110.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

- Periodic Status Review and Recovery Plan for Tufted Puffins

 

Staff Report:  Scott Pearson, Senior Research Scientist, Wildlife Program

 

Public Hearing –  This Item Only

1:20 p.m.

7. * Periodic Status Review (Oregon Silverspot Butterfly) - Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

Department staff will brief the Commission and request approval on the Periodic Status Review compiled for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly in accordance with WAC 220-610-110.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

- Periodic Review for Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

 

Staff Report: Taylor Cotten, Acting Wildlife Diversity Division Manager

 

Public Hearing –  This Item Only

1:30 p.m.

8. * Periodic Status Review  (Grizzly Bear) - Briefing, Public Hearing and Decision

Department staff will brief the Commission and request approval on the Periodic Status Review compiled for the Grizzly Bear in accordance with WAC 220-610-110.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

- Periodic Status Review for Grizzly Bear

 

Staff Report: Jeff Lewis, Wildlife Biologist

 

Public Hearing –  This Item Only

1:40 p.m.

9. Fall Black Bear Seasons and Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing

Department staff will brief the Commission on 2019-2020 fall black bear seasons and regulations.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Stephanie Simek, Carnivore Section Manager

 

Public Hearing –  This Item Only

2 p.m.

10. Commercial Fishing Guide Logbook Requirements – Briefing and Public Hearing

Department staff will brief the Commission on a proposal establishing logbook requirements for gamefish guides, food fish guides, and combination game fish and food fish guides.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Kelly Cunningham, Fish Program Deputy Assistant Director and Chris Donley, Region 1 Fish Program Manager

 

Public Hearing – This Item Only

3 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

11. 2019 Legislative Review – Briefing

Department staff will provide an overview of the legislative session in regards to new legislation and 2019-21 operating budget.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Policy Director and Raquel Crosier, Legislative Director, and Morgan Stinson, Budget Director

3:45 p.m.

12. 2020 Agency Request Legislative Proposals – Briefing

Department staff will provide a preliminary review of the agency’s 2020 agency request legislative proposals.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Policy Director and Raquel Crosier, Legislative Director

4:15 p.m.

13. 2020 Supplemental Operating and Capital Budget Requests – Briefing

Department staff will provide a preliminary review of the agency’s 2020 supplemental operating and capital budget proposals.

 

- Summary

- Presentation

- Operating Budget Requests

- Supplemental Operating Summary

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Policy Director, and Morgan Stinson, Budget Director

4:45 p.m.

 

Recess

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Olympic Room

8 a.m.

14. Future Meeting Planning – Discussion

Commissioners and staff will discuss upcoming meetings and conference calls.

8:30 a.m.

15. Open Public Input

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.

9:30 a.m.

16. Northwest Straits Commission (NWSC) – Briefing

Northwest Straits Commission staff will provide a briefing on the collaborative work being done between WDFW and NWSC and the value of the partnership in conducting marine conservation and monitoring projects.

 

- Summary
- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Chris Eardley, Puget Sound Shellfish Policy Coordinator, and Lucas Hart and Don Hunger, NWSC

10 a.m.

17. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief

The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.

10:15 a.m.

Adjourn