Commission to hold special Nov. 15 meeting, special committee meetings going into regular Nov. 19 meeting


Commission office, 360-902-2267

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 15 with special committee meetings throughout the week.

The Commission will meet with WDFW staff to review information on the proposed 2022 spring black bear special hunting permits. The Commission is scheduled to make a decision on spring black bear special permits at its Nov. 19 regular meeting.

The Commission will also hold special Fish, Habitat, and Wolf committees on Nov. 16, 17, and 19, respectively. Topics span updates on coastal steelhead pre-season planning, hydraulic code and habitat recovery rule-making, and a modeling tool to help inform future wolf status reviews.

The special meetings will be followed by the Commission’s regularly scheduled conference meeting at 8 a.m. on Nov. 19. In addition to the spring bear special permit decision, the Commission will receive a briefing on hydraulic code rule-making, and spend time on future meeting planning.

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The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is a panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). WDFW works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

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