WDFW Commission Meeting

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WDFW Commission Meeting

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Friday, July 14, 2023 – 9:00 – 11:30 A.M

9:00 – 9:30 A.M. – B. Petition: Mineral Prospecting Equipment – Briefing, Decision

The Commission will consider a petition to “amend WAC 220-660-305(5).

Staff Report: Theresa Nation, HPA Rule Making Coordinator; and Margen Carlson, Habitat Program Director

9:30 –10:00 A.M. – C. Petition: Black Bear Management – Briefing, Decision

The Commission will consider a petition to “begin Rule Making for: Spring Black Bear Hunts that would use Recreational Licensed Hunters and/or Licensed Master Hunters when needed to address certain management objectives, such as timber damage, achieving ungulate management objectives, or human-wildlife conflict issues; AND/OR Modify rulemaking for: the language currently being written into the Black Bear Timber Damage Depredation Permits Rule Making CR-102 prior to the filing of same to include ‘Black Bear Timber Damage Depredation Permits on Public Lands’; AND/OR begin Rule Making for: the 2024 Recreational Spring Black Bear Hunting Season; AND/OR begin Rule Making for: the 2024 Public Lands Black Bear Timber Damage Program Hunting Season”.

Staff Report: Stephanie Landry, Section Manager, Game Division

10:00 – 10:30 A.M. – D. Land Transaction – Briefing, Public Comment and Decision

The Commission will consider the approval of two land transactions recommended by the Department for the enhancement of habitat and public recreational opportunities.

Staff Report: Karen Edwards, Real Estate Manager 

Comments on this item will be written comments only. 

Public Comment – This Item Only

10:30 – 11:00 A.M. – E. White Nose Syndrome (WNS) – Briefing

Staff will brief the Commission on Wildlife Program’s work on bat conservation and white-nose syndrome.

  • Summary Sheet
  • Presentation

Staff Report: Taylor Cotten, Conservation Assessment Section Manager, and Abby Tobin, Wildlife Biologist

11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. – F. Future Meeting Planning and General Discussion

The Commission will discuss the upcoming meeting agendas, review an updated year-at-a-glance, and discuss recent activities and items of interest.


July 14, 2023
8:00 am - 11:30 am