December 18, 2020 Meeting Agenda

Fish and Wildlife Commission
Dec. 18, 2020

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Friday, December 18, 2020
*Via Zoom Web Conference

8:30 AM

A. Governor’s Budget Update – Briefing
Staff will provide an update on the Governor’s budget proposals and how it affects WDFW.

- Summary Sheet

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

B. Spring Bear Hunting Seasons – Decision
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on the proposed amendments to WAC 220-415-080 Spring black bear special permits.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, WL Game Division Manager

C. WDFW Managed Nonlethal Pursuit Training Program – Decision  (This decision will be moved to a Jan/Feb agenda)
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on the proposed nonlethal pursuit pass program. This program will be monitored and administered through the enforcement program.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Rebecca Bennett, Community Outreach Liaison and Captain Jeff Wickersham, WDFW Enforcement

D. Commercial Whale Watching – Decision
Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on rules regarding licensing commercial whale watching and the commercial viewing of Southern Resident Killer Whales.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation
- Comment Summary
- Commission Draft Statement
- SEPA Link 

Staff Report: Dr. Julie Watson, Killer Whale Policy Lead

E. Future Meeting Planning
The Commission will discuss the upcoming meeting agendas and reviewing an updated Year at a Glance.

- Year at a Glance

F. General Discussion
Commissioners and the Director will discuss recent activities and items of interest.

G. 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.

WHERE: This meeting will take place via Zoom. The link for the public to listen to the discussion is: (

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