August 5-6, 2021 Agenda - Fish and Wildlife Commission

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
Agenda
August 5-6, 2021
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Thursday, August 5, 2021 - Committee Meetings

8:00 AM

Wildlife Committee Meeting – Commissioners Thorburn, Smith, Anderson, Linville
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  Agenda topics:

  • Grazing blue sheet
  • Science in wildlife management  (removed 8/4/21)
  • Decision about recommendation to commission on ADA permit points request
  • General discussion – current events

10:30 AM

Big Tent Committee Meeting – Commissioners Baker, Thorburn, McIsaac, Koontz
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1:00 PM

Fish Committee Meeting – Commissioners Carpenter, McIsaac, Anderson, Baker
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3:30 PM

Wolf Committee Meeting – Commissioners Thorburn, Smith, Anderson, Linville
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 Friday, August 6, 2021 – Regular Meeting (The Commission meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar.)

If you are interested in providing verbal public comment, please pre-register here.  The following pre-registration deadlines are in effect:

  • Pre-registration for the Open Public Input closes at 8 am Friday for Friday’s comment periods and at 8 am on Saturday for Saturday’s comment periods. Open Public Input is for comments on matters not found elsewhere on the agenda with separate public comment periods.
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8:00 AM

1. Call to Order
Commissioner’s Discussion
Meeting Minutes Approval

Committee Reports

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 on various items.

10:030 AM

4. Lands Transaction and Projects Update - Briefing, Public Comment, and Decision
Commission will consider approval of a land transaction recommended by the Department for the enhancement of public recreation opportunities and protection of public safety and be provided an update on upcoming projects.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Karen Edwards, Real Estate Manager

Public Comment – This Item Only

10:55 AM - Break

11:20 AM

5. Governor’s Salmon Recovery Planning – Briefing
Staff will provide the Commission with an update to the Governor’s Salmon recovery planning efforts.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Jeff Davis, Conservation Director

11:50 AM

6. 2022 Supplemental Operating and Capital Budget– Decision
Staff will ask the Commission on the 2022 supplemental operating and capital budget proposals for the 2022 legislative session.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Morgan Stinson, Chief Financial Officer and Tim Burns, CAMP Program Director

12:10 PM

7. 2022 Agency Request Legislation – Decision
Staff will as the Commission for a decision on the agency request legislation for the 2022 legislative session.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation 

Staff Report: Tom McBride, Legislative Director

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:15 PM

8. Ferruginous Hawk Periodic Status Review (PSR) Uplist – Briefing, Public Hearing
Staff will brief the Commission on the Periodic Status Review of the Ferruginous Hawk in accordance with WAC 220-610-110.  This Periodic Status Review outlines the current status of the species and includes information and comments provided by peer scientists and the public.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Taylor Cotten, Conservation Assessment Section Manager and Gerald Hayes, Wildlife Program, Diversity, Conservation Assessment Biologist

Public Hearing – This Item Only

2:00 PM

9. Steller Sea Lion Periodic Status Review (PSR) Maintain – Briefing, Public Comment, and Decision
Staff will brief the Commission on the Periodic Status Review of Steller Sea Lion in accordance with WAC 220-610-110. This Periodic Status Review outlines the current status of the species and includes information and comments provided by peer scientists and the public.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Taylor Cotten, Conservation Assessment Section Manager and Jessica Stocking, Wildlife Program, Diversity, Biologist

Public Comment – This Item Only

2:45 PM

10. State Drought Update – Briefing
Staff will provide a general briefing on this year’s drought emergency and of the current agency drought plan triggers.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Megan Kernan, Water Policy Section Manager, Habitat Program

3:45 PM

11. Commissioner Guidelines and Procedures – Public Comment, Decision
The Commission will discuss and may approve the final draft of their guidelines and procedures.

 - DRAFT Guidelines and Procedures

Public Comment – This Item Only                       

4:30 PM

12. 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.

-Year-at-a- Glance

5:00 PM - Recess