January 13, 2023 Meeting agenda - WDFW Fish and Wildlife Commission

Minutes and audio/video recordings

This meeting will take place via Zoom. If you are interested in providing a comment on this agenda, please email commission@dfw.wa.gov by 8 am on the Thursday before the start of the Commission meeting so that Commissioners have time to review them.

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- Zoom web conference

8 - 8:45 a.m. – A. Forest Management Projects – Briefing, Decision

Staff will seek approval from the Commission on forest management projects that involve more than a million board feet of timber harvest.

Staff Report: Richard Tveten, Forest Management Team Lead

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. – B. Protecting Southern Resident Killer Whales from the Effects of Vessels – Briefing

Staff will provide the Commission with an update on a process to evaluate the effectiveness of statutes and regulations designed to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) from the effects of vessels, including the licensing of commercial whale watching and the regulation of recreational and commercial viewing of SRKW.

Staff Report Julie Watson, Killer Whale Policy Lead

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. – C. Future Meeting Planning

The Commission will discuss the upcoming meeting agendas and review an updated Year-at- a-Glance.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. – D. General Discussion

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