Fish and Wildlife Commission to hold virtual meeting May 11-12

News release

Contact: Commission office, 360-902-2267

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s next scheduled meeting will take place virtually on May 11-12. On Thursday, May 11, the Commission will meet in executive session. The public is invited to join the virtual meeting when regular business resumes on Friday, May 12.

On Friday, Commissioners will complete their records training from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General and receive a report from the Department director. The Commission will hear briefings and make decisions on a spring black bear recreational hunting petition, proposed land transactions for public recreational opportunities, and a Periodic Status Review for white pelican. Commissioners will also issue a decision on expedited rulemaking to integrate elements of SSB 5381 into the Hydraulic Code Rules.

Information for the public about joining the May Commission meeting can be found in the meeting agenda online. The meeting will also be recorded and posted online so people can watch afterwards at their convenience.

Later in the month, the Commission will hold a special Fish Committee virtual meeting to discuss the continued development of its Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy. The meeting will be held May 23 and the agenda can be found on the WDFW website.

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

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Civil Rights Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email ( For more information, see