July 30 - August 1, 2020 WDFW Commission meeting agenda

Fish and Wildlife Commission
July 30 - August 1, 2020
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Thursday, July 30, 2020  - Committee Meetings

10:30 AM

Wildlife Committee Meeting – Commissioners Thorburn, Baker, Anderson, Linville
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Agenda topics:
- Target Shooting Rule discussion
- Ungulate Populations discussion continued
- General discussion - current events

1:00 PM

Fish Committee Meeting – Commissioners Carpenter, Kehoe, McIsaac, Graybill
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Agenda topics:
- Hatchery Policy language
- Willapa Bay Comprehensive Review update
- Non-Native Gamefish and Fisheries Policy
- CARES Act Fisheries Assistance 

Friday, July 31, 2020  - Regular Meeting (The Commission meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar .)

If you are interested in providing public comment, please pre-register here. Pre-registering will help the facilitators ensure public comment goes more smoothly in this new digital setting. Please note that you can join the webinar and still provide comment during the meeting even if you don’t pre-register or indicate that you wanted to comment on your registration.

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8:30 AM

1.  Call to Order

Commissioner’s Discussion
Meeting Minutes Approval
-June 10-13, 2020 Draft Minutes
-June 26, 2020 Draft Minutes
Committee Reports
- Columbia River Workgroup Report

9:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM

3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission orally on various items, including an update on Covid-19 matters.

10:30 AM

4. Land Transactions – Briefing, Decision
The Commission will consider approval of land transactions recommended by the Department.

Staff Report:  Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

10:40 AM - BREAK

10:55 AM

5.  SFY2021 Second Supplemental – Briefing, Decision
Staff will brief the Commission and seek approval for the second supplemental budget proposal for the 2021 legislative session.  

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

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

11:05 AM

6. 2021-23 Operating Budget Request:  Maintenance Level – Briefing, Decision
Staff will brief the Commission and seek approval for the maintenance level portion of the 2021-23 operating budget for the 2021 legislative session. 

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

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

11:15 AM

7. 2021-23 Operating Budget Request:  Performance Level – Briefing
Staff will brief the Commission for the performance level portion of the 2021-23 operating budget for the 2021 legislative session.  

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

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

11:45 AM

8.  2021-23 Capital Budget Request – Briefing, Decision
Staff will brief the Commission and seek approval on the capital budget proposal for the 2021 legislative session.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Tim Burns, Program Director, CAMP

12:15 PM

9. 2021 Agency Request Legislation – Briefing, Decision
Staff will brief the Commission and seek approval for agency request legislation for the 2021 legislative session.

- Summary Sheet
- Agency Requests

Staff Report: Tom McBride, Legislative Director

12:30 PM

10. Target Shooting – Briefing, Public Hearing
Staff will provide an updated briefing to the Commission on the proposed amendments of WAC 220-500-140 Firearms and Target Practicing.

- Summary Sheet
- Comments
- Presentation 

Staff Report:  Joel Sisolak, Recreation and Outreach Section Manager, David Whipple, Hunter Education Manager, Captain Bob Weaver, Enforcement and Michael Livingston, Region 3 Director

Public Hearing – This Item Only

1:30 PM - LUNCH

2:15 PM

11. Columbia River Salmon Fishery Policy Review – Briefing, Public Hearing
Staff will brief the Commission on public comments received in response to the latest proposed draft language within Policy C-3620. The Commission will consider public comment and schedule final action.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 
- Columbia River Workgroup Report

Staff Report: Bill Tweit, Special Assistant to the Director and Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River Policy Coordinator

Public Hearing – This Item Only

3:45 PM

12.  Mazama Pocket Gopher Recovery Plan and Periodic Status Review – Briefing, Public Comment
Staff will brief the Commission on the status of the Mazama Pocket Gopher Recovery Plan. 

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Hannah Anderson, Diversity Division Manager, Wildlife Program and Derek Stinson, Diversity Division Biologist

Public Hearing – This Item Only

4:05 - RECESS

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - Regular Meeting (The Commission meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar.)

If you are interested in providing public comment, please pre-register here. Pre-registering will help the facilitators ensure public comment goes more smoothly in this new digital setting. Please note that you can join the webinar and still provide comment during the meeting even if you don’t pre-register or indicate that you wanted to comment on your registration. 

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8:00 AM

13. 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.

9:00 AM

14. Hunting Contests – Briefing, Public Hearing
Staff will brief the Commission on hunting contests.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Anis Aoude, Wildlife Game Division Manager

Public Hearing – This Item Only

10:00 AM - BREAK

10:15 AM

15.  Cougar Safety Issues - Scope and Schedule – Briefing, Public Comment
Staff will brief the Commission the current scope and timeline to address cougar safety issues.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Eric Gardner, Wildlife Program Director

Public Hearing – This Item Only

11:15 AM

16.  Hatchery Policy C-3619 – Briefing, Public Hearing
Staff will brief the Commission on proposed draft policy language revisions for Policy C-3619 for public review.

- Summary Sheet
- 7/15/20 Draft Language Revisions for Policy C-3619
- Presentation 
- Tribal Co-Manager Meeting Report
- Fish Committee Recommendation
- Appendix 1 - DRAFT Prototype of an HGMP Table of Contents FC 3619
- Appendix 2 - WDFW HGMP status 7-28-2020

Staff Report: Ron Warren, Director of Fish Policy

Public Hearing – This Item Only

12:15 PM

17. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before, during, or after the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published and consider future agenda planning.

- August 21 Draft Agenda
- Year at a Glance

12:30 PM

18. 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.

2:30 PM - ADJOURN