June 24-26, 2021 meeting agenda

Fish and Wildlife Commission
June 24-26, 2021

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Friday TVW 
Saturday TVW

Via Zoom Web Conference

Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Committee Meetings

8:00 AM

Wildlife Committee Meeting – Commissioners Thorburn, Smith, Anderson, Linville
Location:  Zoom Link (https://zoom.us/j/92767433318)
Join by telephone: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) Webinar ID:  927-6743-3318

Agenda topics:
ADA Points update
- Cougar Safety Team and Related Items:
    Cougar Proviso update
    Science Panel update
       Cougar Conflict Science Review team
    External Workgroup update
    2020 Conflict response – After Action Review discussion
    Klickitat County update
       November 19, 2019 Letter to Sheriff Songer 
       Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Dangerous Wildlife Policy and Procedures August 2019
    Preliminary 2020 Cougar Harvest data
- Current topics/commission agenda items

11:30 AM (This meeting will start at 12:00pm due to the Wildlife committee going over time. Thanks!)

Big Tent Committee Meeting – Commissioners McIsaac, Baker, Thorburn, Koontz 
Location: Zoom Link (https://zoom.us/j/99228130868)
Join by telephone: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 992-2813-0868

Agenda topics:
•Strategic Plan Quick Update
•Agency mission across our internal documents/publications update
Conservation Policy introduction and initial discussion
•Fish and Wildlife Conservation Roadmap – vision and AFWA relevancy connections

2:00 PM

Fish Committee Meeting – Commissioners Carpenter, McIsaac, Anderson, Baker
Location:  Zoom Link (https://zoom.us/j/99798218140)
Join by telephone: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 997-9821-8140

Agenda topics:
Non-native game fish policy update 
- Coastal steelhead 2021-2022 season planning
Willapa Bay policy update
- Current topics/commission agenda items

4:00 PM

Habitat Committee Meeting – Commissioners Linville, Koontz, Carpenter, Baker
Location:  Zoom Link (https://zoom.us/j/96310091340)
Join by telephone: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 963-1009-1340

Agenda topics:
- Shrub-steppe proviso
- General discussion – current events

Friday, June 25, 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.
- Registrants will be called upon (no more “raised hands” will be recognized) and have three minutes to speak.
- All information entered into the form is subject to public disclosure.

Additional information on verbal and written comment can be found here.

To ONLY listen to the Commission meeting please access the meeting here, or by phone with the following phone numbers below.
1-
253-215-8782 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 

Then you will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID:  973-2428-3624

8:00 AM

1. Call to Order
Commissioner’s Discussion
Meeting Minutes Approval
  - April 22-24, 2021, draft minutes
  - June 11, 2021, draft minutes
Committee Reports

8:45 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.

9:45 AM

3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.

10:15 AM

4.  Lands Transactions - Briefing, Public Comment and Decision
The Commission will consider approval of various land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat, enhancement of public recreation opportunities.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

        Staff Report:  Karen Edwards, Real Estate Manager

Public Comment – This Item Only

10:40 AM

5. Staff and Community Appreciation Awards

11:10 AM - Break

11:25 AM

6.  Non-Native Game Fish and Fisheries Policy – Briefing, Public Comment
Staff will provide the Commission a briefing on public input received concerning options for proposed policy language.

- Blue Sheet
Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report:  Steve Caromile, Inland Fisheries Manager and Kirt Hughes, Fish Management Division Manager

Public Comment – This Item Only

12:25 PM - Lunch

1:10 PM

7.  C-3622 Willapa Bay Salmon Management – Briefing, Public Comment
Staff will brief the Commission on proposed options for revision of Policy C-3622 which details policies for management of salmon fisheries within the Willapa Bay.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report:   Ron Warren, Director of Fish Policy, and Marlene Wagner, South Coast Policy Lead

Public Comment – This Item Only

2:30 PM

8. Executive Session
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, the Commission will meet in Executive Session. No action will be taken, and the public is not permitted to attend.

4:30 PM - Recess

Saturday, June 26, 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.
- Registrants will be called upon (no more “raised hands” will be recognized) and have three minutes to speak.
- All information entered into the form is subject to public disclosure.

Additional information on verbal and written comment can be found here.

To ONLY listen to the Commission meeting please access the meeting here, or by phone with the following phone numbers below.
1-
253-215-8782 or 1-888-475-4499 (Toll Free) 

Then you will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID:  973-2428-3624

8:00 AM

9. 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

10. 2021-22 Coastal Steelhead Season Planning - Briefing, Public Comment
Staff will provide the Commission briefing on the public input process for coastal steelhead management for the 2021 – 22 season, including a possible public workshop this summer discussing the next season.

- Summary Sheet
Handout
- Presentation

Staff Report: Kelly Cunningham, Director of Fish Program

Public Comment – This Item Only

10:05 AM - Break

10:20 AM

11. 2022 Supplemental Budget Update – Briefing
Staff will update the commission on the 2022 supplemental budget proposals currently under development and are asked to share and discuss their ideas for supplemental budget packages. These will be approved in August.

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

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

11:20 AM

12.  Governor’s Office of Equity and the Equity Inclusion Survey and Listening Session – Briefing, Public Comment 
Staff will brief the Commission on the Office of Equity’s request to share the Equity Survey with the public. Staff will also summarize the Office of Equity’s request for a department self-assessment and staff listening sessions. 

- Summary Sheet
- Presentation

Staff Report: Amy Windrope, Deputy Director; Marvin Williams, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

Public Comment – This Item Only

11:50 AM

13. 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

12:20 PM - Adjourn