October 22-24, 2020 audio transcript

Fish and Wildlife Commission
October 22-24, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 – Regular Meeting

8:00 AM

1. Call to Order

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- Commsioner’s Discussion
- Meeting Minutes Approval
    - Draft Meeting Minutes September 11-12, 2020
    - Draft Meeting Minutes October 2, 2020
- Committee Reports

8:30 AM

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 AM

3. Strategic Plan – Decision

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Staff will ask the Commission for approval of the strategic plan.

- Summary Sheet
- Strategic Plan

Staff Report:  Jeff Davis, Conservation Director and members of the Strategic Planning team

9:45 AM

4.  Director’s Report

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The Director will brief the Commission on various items, including an update on Covid-19 matters.

10:15 AM

5. Land Transactions – Briefing, Decision

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The Commission will consider approval of land transactions recommended by the Department.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report:  Julie Sandberg, Real Estate Section Manager

10:25 AM - Citizen Awards

10:55 AM - Break

11:10 AM

6. Target Shooting – Decision

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Staff will ask the Commission for a decision on target shooting.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Joel Sisolak, Recreation and Outreach Section Manager, and David Whipple, Wildlife Program Hunter Education Division Manager

11:40 AM

7.  Grazing Program Policy and WACs – Briefing, Public Hearing

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Staff will brief the Commission on grazing guidance on WDFW lands and proposed changes to grazing policy and WAC.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Paul Dahmer, Wildlife Area Section Manager, Jeff Burnham, WDFW Range Ecologist, and Cynthia Wilkerson, Wildlife Program Lands Division Manager

Public Hearing – This Item Only

2:10 PM

8Blue Sheet: Cooperative projects between WDFW and CTCR (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) – Briefing

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Staff and Co-managers will present a briefing on the status of Salmon and steelhead reintroduction into the blocked area above Chief Joseph Dam and Northern Pike Suppression in Lake Roosevelt.

- Blue Sheet
- Summary Sheet
- DFW Presentation
- Colville Presentation  

Staff Report: Chris Donley, Region 1 Acting Regional Director and Colville Tribe staff

3:10 PM

9. Executive Session

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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.

5:10 PM - Recess

Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Regular Meeting

8:00 AM

10. 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 AM

11. Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy (C-3622) – Briefing, Public Comment

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Staff will provide the Commission with a briefing on updated language to the comprehensive review document and seek Commission acceptance as a final report. The Commission will also consider public comments received on possible revisions to the Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy and provide staff with guidance on next steps.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 
- Draft Executive Summary

Staff Report:  Ron Warren, Director of Fish Policy and Chad Herring, Anadromous Resource Policy Analyst

Public Hearing – This Item Only

10:30 AM

12. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief

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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.

-Year at a glance

10:45 AM - Adjourn