September 13-14, 2019 audio transcript

Fish and Wildlife Commission Regular Meeting
September 13-14, 2019
Sun Mountain Lodge– 604 Patterson Lake Road Winthrop, WA 98862, Room Pasayten B

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Friday, September 13, 2019 - Regular Meeting

8:00 a.m. 1. Call to Order 

 

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8:30 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.

9:30 a.m. 3.  Director’s Report

 

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

 

- Summary

10 a.m.

CANCELLED - 4. Land Transactions – Briefing, Public Comment 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.

 

Staff Report: Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

 

Public Comment – This Item Only

10:30 a.m.

5. Hatchery Reform Policy C-3619 – Briefing

 

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Staff will provide the Commission with a schedule update for the remainder of the evaluation. 

 

- Summary

- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Ron Warren, Director of Fish Policy
 

11 a.m. 6. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) – Regulation Amendment – Briefing, Public Hearing

 

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Staff will brief the Commission on proposed regulations concerning AIS watercraft inspection stations, possession of certain forms of prohibited level 3 species, and the reclassification of Northern Pike. 

 

- Summary

- Presentation

- CR 102 Proposed Rule

 

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant, Eric Winther, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, and Eric Anderson, Enforcement Captain

 

Public Hearing – This Item Only

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Regular Meeting

2 p.m. 7. Blue Sheet: Corn Pond Hunting- Briefing 

 

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Staff will provide a briefing on policy for corn pond duck hunting.

- Summary

- Presentation

 

Staff Report: Kyle Spragens, Waterfowl Section Manager, Game Division

2:30 p.m.

8. Distributing License Discounts Proportionally to Accounts - Briefing, Public Hearing

 

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Staff will propose a new rule that will apply license discounts to each of the component accounts at the same percentage as the total discount, so that a single account is not disproportionally impacted.

- Summary

- Presentation

- CR 102 Proposed Rule

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Director of Budget and Government Affairs

 

Public Hearing – This Item Only

2:45 p.m.

9. Establishing the Get Outdoors Hunting and Fishing License Package – Briefing, Public Hearing

 

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Staff will propose a new rule establishing a Get Outdoors license package for a discounted price that includes fishing, shellfishing, and big and small game hunting privileges.

- Summary

- Presentation

- CR 102 Proposed Rule

 

Staff Report: Nate Pamplin, Director of Budget and Government Affairs

 

Public Hearing – This Item Only

3 p.m. 10. Amending Rules Pertaining to the Expired Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement - Briefing, Public Hearing

 

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Staff will propose amendments to licensing rules to strike references to the expired Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement. 

- Summary

- Presentation

- CR -102 Proposed Rule

- WAC 220-220-210 Repeal

- Withdrawal of WAC 220-220-320 Amendment

 

Staff report: Nate Pamplin, Director of Budget and Government Affairs

 

Public Hearing – This Item Only

3:15 p.m.

11. Future Meeting Planning – Discussion

 

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Commissioners and staff will discuss upcoming meetings and conference calls.

 

- Year at a Glance

- DRAFT September 27 Conference Call Agenda

- DRAFT October 18-19 Meeting Agenda - Olympia

- DRAFT 2020 Calendar

3:45 p.m. 12. 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.

4 p.m.

Recess

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Regular Meeting

8 a.m.

13. 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 a.m.

14. Commission Brunch & Workshop 

 

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Location: Sawtooth Conference Room 

This event is for welcoming new commissioners and informal discussion.

This meeting is open to the public for those who wish to observe. No public input will be taken. 

1 p.m.

 

Adjourn