Just a reminder of a
couple of meetings concerning Grays Harbor. We have the NOF schedule for
setting the 2016 seasons and the upcoming review of the 2015 seasons. It is
at the Monte NOF that Region 6 staff release the 2016 preseason forecast.
So as always I urge all to participate as one has little room to bitch if they
do not stay involved. As soon as I get the numbers and information ( power
point ) I will get it out to you all.
2016 North of Falcon
Grays Harbor/Willapa Bay Salmon Forecast
Montesano City Hall
Olympia GA Auditorium
Willapa Bay Advisory
Raymond High School
Grays Harbor Advisory
WDFW Office Montesano
Sacramento Ca. Double Tree Hilton
Lacey Committee Center
Willapa Bay Public
TBD - Raymond Elks or High School
Grays Harbor Public
Montesano City Hall
Lynnwood Embassy Suites
Vancouver Wa. Hilton.
Washington Fish and
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
February 18, 2016
Contact: Commission Office (360)
Commission to consider
listing status of four species,
discuss Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor salmon fisheries
OLYMPIA – The Washington
Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on the protective
status of four wildlife species at a public meeting Feb. 26-27 in Olympia.
The commission, a
citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will convene in Room 172 of the Natural
Resources Building at 1111 Washington St. SE in Olympia. The meeting is
scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. both days.
An agenda for the
meeting is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/.
During the meeting, the
commission will consider WDFW’s recommendations to keep greater sage-grouse and
western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers
and northern spotted owls on the state’s endangered species list.
The department’s listing
recommendations are included in the recently updated periodic status reviews
for each species. The report for greater sage-grouse can be found online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01757/, while the
review for the western gray squirrel is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01758/. The
reviews for the snowy plover and northern spotted owl are available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01751/ and http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01752/
The commission also will
receive briefings and take public comments on salmon management actions over
the past year in Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay as well as in-season management
of Hood Canal chum salmon.
In other business,
shellfish managers will provide a briefing on proposed season changes for clams
and oysters on 20 Puget Sound public beaches. The commission will take public
comments on those proposals before making a decision.
Additionally, WDFW staff
will provide a briefing on 10 proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife
habitat and public recreation. The department will seek potential funding from
state and federal grants for approved projects later this year.
disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or
who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349),
TTY (360-902-2207), or email (email@example.com). For more information,
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Posted on Mon, February 22, 2016
by Dave Hamilton