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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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March 1, 2013 Agenda | Meeting Minutes

Preliminary Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
March 1, 2013

Moses Lake Civic Center
401 S Balsam, Moses Lake, WA 98501

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

8:00 A.M. 1. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:15 A.M. 2. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between 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.

8:45 A.M. 3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items, including:
  • Legislation
  • Teanaway
9:45 A.M.
BREAK
10:00 A.M. 4. 2013-2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals - Decision
Department staff will request approval from the Commission on the upcoming Sportfishing rules and regulations for the 2013-14 season.

WAC 220-55-220 Two-pole endorsement
WAC 220-56-235 Possession limits-Bottomfish
WAC 220-56-240 Daily limits forage fish and other food fish not otherwise provided for
WAC 220-56-250 Lingcod-Areas and seasons
WAC 220-56-310 Shellfish-Daily limits
WAC 220-56-265 Forage fish-Lawful gear
WAC 220-56-282 Sturgeon-Areas, seasons, limits and unlawful acts
WAC 232-28-619 Washington food fish and game fish-Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules

- Summary - PDF format (2 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (709 KB)

Staff Report:
Craig Burley, Fish Management Division Manager, Fish Program

11:30 A.M. 5. Proposed Land Transaction - 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, and responsible property management.

  • Proposed easements on four properties along Issaquah Creek in King County
  • Proposed acquisition of 1613.78 acres in Asotin County
  • Proposed acquisition of 195.01 acres in Pacific County

- Summary - PDF format (6.3 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (5.2 MB)

Staff Report:
Dan Budd, Real Estate Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
12:00 P.M. Lunch Break
1:00 P.M. 6. I-90 Wildlife Crossing Project - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the I-90 Wildlife Crossing Project.

- Summary - PDF format (18 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (8.1 MB)

Staff Report:
William Meyer, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Habitat Program
Jason Smith, Department of Transportation

1:45 P.M. 7. Spring Bear Seasons and Regulations - Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on spring bear seasons and regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-28-286

- Summary - PDF format (204 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1.37 MB)

Staff Report:
Donny Martorello, Ph.D., Large Carnivore Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:05 P.M. 8. Small Game Seasons and Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on small game seasons and regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-28-342

- Summary - PDF format (240 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (320 KB)

Staff Report:
Brian Calkins, Upland Bird and Furbearer Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:20 P.M. 9. Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Seasons and Permit Quotas – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-28-273
Adopt: WAC 232-28-622 and WAC 232-28-623

- Summary - PDF format (827 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (956 KB)

Staff Report:
Rich Harris, Ph.D., Special Species Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
2:45
P.M.
10. Deer and Elk Areas and GMU Boundaries – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on deer and elk areas and GMU boundary regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-28-334 and WAC 232-28-336, and WAC 232-28-337
Adopt: WAC 232-28-624

- Summary - PDF format (502 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1.25 KB)

Staff Report:
Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
3:00
P.M.
11. Deer General and Special Permit Seasons and Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on deer general and special permit seasons and regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-28-357 and WAC 232-28-369

- Summary - PDF format (762 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1 MB)

Staff Report:
Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
3:35 P.M.
BREAK
3:50
P.M.
12. Elk General and Special Permit Seasons and  Regulations – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on elk general and special permit seasons and regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-28-358 and WAC 232-28-360

- Summary - PDF format (855 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1.3 MB)

Staff Report:
Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
4:30
P.M.
13. Importation and Retention of Dead Nonresident Wildlife – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife regulations. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-12-021

- Summary - PDF format (179 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (593 KB)

Staff Report:
Jerry Nelson, Ph.D., Deer and Elk Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
4:45
P.M.
14. Landowner Hunting Permits – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on on landowner hunting permits. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC232-28-296 Landowner hunting permits

- Summary - PDF format (762 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1.24 MB)

Staff Report:
Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
5:00
P.M.
15. Lighted Nocks for Archery Equipment – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on regulations regarding lighted nocks for archery equipment. The Commission will consider final adoption at its April 12-13, 2013 meeting.

Amend: WAC 232-12-054

- Summary - PDF format (712 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (443 KB)

Staff Report:
Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
5:45 P.M. 16. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
5:45 P.M. ADJOURN

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Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov