March 1, 2019 audio transcript

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION - REGULAR MEETING
March 1-2, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Spokane Airport
8909 W Airport Drive, Spokane WA 99224 - Inland Empire Room

MEETING VIDEO
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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

8:00 A.M. 2. Call to Order

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- Commissioners' Discussion
- Meeting Minute Approval

- February 8-9, 2019 minutes
- February 22, 2019 minutes

- Committee Reports if available

8:15 A.M. 3. 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. 4. Director's Report

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

 

- Director's Report - PDF Format (420 Kb)

9:30 A.M. 5. Lands 20/20 - Briefing

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Department staff will provide a briefing on the Lands 20/20 process and will seek funding for projects approved through this process.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (21 Kb)
- Presentation - PDF Format ( 18 Mb)

Staff Report: Cynthia Wilkerson, Lands Division Manager

10:00 A.M. 6. Small Game - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed dates, bag limits, and other rules for small game.

 

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

Staff Report:  Anis Aoude, Game Division Manager

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10:45 A.M. 7. Migratory Waterfowl Seasons and Regulations - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on migratory waterfowl seasons and regulations.

 

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

Staff Report: Kyle Spragens, Waterfowl Section Manager

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11:15 A.M. 8. Landowner Hunting Permits - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on landowner hunting permits.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (1 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (879 Kb)

Staff Report:  Ciera Strickland, Private Lands Access Program Manager

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11:45 A.M. 9. Hunter Orange - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on hunter orange requirements

 

- Summary - PDF Format (1 Mb)
- Presentations - PDF Format (611 Kb)

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, Game Division Manager

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1:15 P.M. 10. Deer General Seasons and Special Permits - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on deer general seasons and special permits.

 

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

Staff Report:  Sara Hansen, Statewide Deer Specialist

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1:50 P.M. 11. Hunting Boundaries and Equipment - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on hunting boundaries and equipment.

 

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

Staff Report:  Brock Hoenes, Deer and Elk Section Manager

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2:20 P.M. 12. Reducing the Spread of Hoof Disease - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on elk game management unit changes.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (1 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (1,012 Kb)

Staff Report: Brock Hoenes, Deer and Elk Section Manager

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2:40 P.M. 13. Elk General Seasons and Special Permits - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on elk general seasons and special permits.

 

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

Staff Report: Brock Hoenes, Deer and Elk Section Manager

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3:25 P.M. 14. Bighorn Sheep Seasons and Auction, Raffle, and Special Permits - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on bighorn sheep seasons and on new auction, raffle, and special permit opportunities.

 

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

Staff Report: Richard Harris, Ph.D., Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose Section Manager

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3:45 P.M. 15. Mountain Goat Seasons - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on mountain goat seasons.

 

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

Staff Report: Richard Harris, Ph.D., Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose Section Manager

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4:00 P.M. 16. Moose Seasons - Briefing and Public Hearing

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Department staff will brief the Commission on moose seasons.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (1 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (972 Kb)

Staff Report: Richard Harris, Ph.D., Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose Section Manager

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4:15 P.M. 17. Presentation by Reardan FFA Ag Issues Team

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The Reardan FFA Chapter Agricultural Issues team has developed a presentation about "Puget Sound's Southern Resident Killer Whales - Is Washington Doing Enough to Save the Southern Resident Killer Whales?" and will debate it and answer questions from Commissioners.

 

- Reardan presentation overview - PDF Format (347 Kb)

Presenters: - Rylan Anderson, Jessie Williams, Kimberly Dewey, Tyler Sprecher,
Josh Kieffer, Noah Landt, and Zane Perleberg. 

4:45 P.M. Recess

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Spokane Airport
8909 W Airport Drive, Spokane WA 99224 - Inland Empire Room

8:00 A.M. 18. Future Meeting Planning - Discussion

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Commissioners and staff will discuss upcoming meetings and conference calls.

 

- Year-at-a-Glance - PDF Format (520 Kb)
- DRAFT April 4-5, 2019 Meeting Agenda - PDF Format (241 Kb)

8:30 A.M. 19. 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.

9:00 A.M. 20. Columbia River Policy Review - Joint WA/OR Committee Update, Public Input, and Possible Decision

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Committee members along with staff will provide the Commission an update on the progress and possible recommendation from the Joint WA/OR Columbia River Policy Review Committee for 2019 concurrent policies and regulations, as needed for the onset of the 2019 North of Falcon Process. Progress on a long term agreement for policy and regulatory concurrency will also be reported.

 

- Summary - PDF Format (1 Mb)
- Presentation - PDF Format (862 Kb)
- Joint-State Columbia River Fishery Policy Review Committee - February 26 Agenda and Recommendation Transmission - PDF Format (703 Kb)

Committee Report: Don McIsaac, David Graybill and Bob Kehoe
Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant and Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River Fishery Manager

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11:00 A.M. 21. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief

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The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
11:15 A.M. Adjourn

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