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Commissioners
Eric Sklar, President
Saint Helena
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President
McKinleyville

Anthony C. Williams, Member
Huntington Beach

Russell E. Burns, Member
Napa

Peter S. Silva, Member
Chula Vista
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor


Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870
Valerie Termini, Executive Director
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-4899

www.fgc.ca.gov


MEETING AGENDA
April 26-27, 2017


Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys 91406

The meeting will be live streamed at www.cal-span.org


NOTE:
See important meeting deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

DAY 1 – APRIL 26, 2017, 9:00 A.M.


Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

1 Approve agenda and order of items
2. Public forum for items not on agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)
CONSENT ITEMS
3.
Receive Department’s 90-day evaluation report on the petition to list foothill yellow- legged frog (Rana boylii) as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA)
(Pursuant to 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
4.
Receive petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to list Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) as endangered or threatened under CESA
(Pursuant to Section 2073.3, Fish and Game Code, and Section 670.1(c), Title 14, CCR)
5.
Approve five-year Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plans and 2017-2022 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Humboldt County

I. Stover Ranch

(B) San Benito County

I. Lewis Ranch

II. Trinchero Ranch

(C) San Joaquin County

I. Connelly and Corral Hollow Ranch

(D) San Luis Obispo County

I. Avenales Ranch


6.
Approve annual PLM plans and 2017-2018 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Del Norte County

I. Alexandre Ecodairy Farms PLM

(B) Humboldt County

I. Big Lagoon PLM

II. Cottrell Ranch

III. Diamond C Outfitters

IV. Fulton Ranch

V. Hunter Ranch

VI. Klamath PLM

VII. Rainbow Ridge PLM

VIII. Redwood House Ranch

IX. Smith River PLM

X. Wiggins Ranch

(C) Mendocino County

I. Amann Ranch

II. Carley Ranch

III. Christensen Ranch

IV. Eden Valley Ranch

V. Elk Creek Ranch

VI. Four Pines Ranch

VII. Miller-Eriksen Ranch

VIII. Potter Valley Wildlife Management Area

IX. Sanhedrin Ranch

X. Seven Springs Ranch

XI. Shamrock Ranch

XII. Summer Camp Ranch

(D) MercedCounty

I. DeFrancesco Eaton Ranch

(E) Modoc County

I. Roberts Ranch

(F) Monterey County

I. Alexander Ranch

II. Camp 5 Outfitters – Roth Ranch PLM (See also San Luis Obispo County)

III. Gabilan Ranch

IV. Hartnell Ranch

V. Indian Valley Cattle Company (Lombardo Ranch)

VI. Morisoli Ranch (See also San Benito County)

VII. Peachtree Ranch

VIII. Work Ranch

(G) San Benito County

I. Lone Ranch

II. Morisoli Ranch (See also Monterey County)

III. Rancho La Cuesta

(H) San Bernardino County

I. Big Morongo Springs Ranch

(I) Santa Clara County

I. Coon Creek Ranch

II. Pacheco Ranch

(J) Shasta County

I. Duncan Creek Ranch

II. Stackhouse Ranch

(K) San Luis Obispo County

I. Camp 5 Outfitters – Roth Ranch PLM (See also Monterey County)

II. Chimney Rock Ranch

III. Clark and White Ranches

IV. D-Rafter-“L” Ranch, LLC

(L) Solano County

I. Buckeye Ranch

(M) Stanislaus County

I. Roostercomb Ranch

(N) Tehama County

I. 3D Ranch

II. Bell Ranch

III. Corning Land and Cattle Company

IV. R Wild Horse Ranch

(O) Trinity County

I. Stewart Ranch

II. Travis Ranch

7.
Wildlife Resources Committee

(A) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and approve new topics


8.
Discuss proposed changes to upland game bird hunting regulations
(Section 300, Title 14, CCR)
9.
Adopt proposed changes to Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations (subsections 7.50(b)(5), 7.50(b)(68) and 7.50(b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR)
10.
Adopt proposed changes to waterfowl hunting regulations
(Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
11.
Adopt proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations
(subsections 360(b) and 360(c), and sections 361, 362, 363, 364 and 364.1, Title 14, CCR)
12.
Adopt proposed changes to regulations concerning deer tagging and reporting requirements
(Section 708.5, Title 14, CCR)
13.
Use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training
(Section 265, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Adopt proposed changes to regulations

(B) Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend regulations

14.
Ratify findings on the petition to list northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
Note that staff will recommend the Commission not substantively discuss this item and that the item be continued to the June 21-22, 2017 Commission meeting in Smith River.
15.
Announce results from Executive Session
16.
Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings

(A) Importation of American bullfrogs and non-native turtles

(B) Other

17.
Non-marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

(A) Action on petitions for regulation change

I. Petition #2016-030 to add American bullfrog to list of restricted species

II. Petition #2016-031 to issue restricted species permits to residents for

ferrets

III. Petition #2016-032 to remove all size and limit restrictions on the recreational take of striped bass

IV. Petition #2017-001 to allow firearm possession while archery hunting for big game

(B) Action on non-regulatory requests

(C) Update on pending regulation petitions and non-regulatory requests referred to

staff and the Department for review

I. Petition #2015-008 to repeal hunting of American badger and gray fox

II. Petition #2016-026 to permit use of jacketed frangible bullet

18.
Department informational items

(A) Director’s report

(B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division

(C) Law Enforcement Division

(D) Other

Recess
DAY 2 – APRIL 27, 2017, 8:00 A.M.
Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
19.
Public forum for items not on agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)
20.
Recognize former Commissioners Richard Rogers and Michael Sutton for their commitment and service to the California Fish and Game Commission
21.
Tribal Committee

(A) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and approve new topics

22.
Receive and approve Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ proposed amendments to its request for tribal take in state marine conservation areas near Santa Barbara
23.
Marine Resources Committee

(A) March 23, 2017 meeting summary

I. Receive and adopt recommendations

(B) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and approve new topics

    24.
    Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt a process for automatic conformance of state recreational fishing regulations to federal regulations
    (add Section 1.95, Title 14, CCR))
    25.
    Discuss proposed changes to crab and lobster recreational gear marking, and commercial lobster harbor restricted fishing area regulations
    (sections 29.80 and 122, Title 14, CCR)
    26. Receive presentation on and discuss State of the California South Coast: Summary of Findings from Baseline Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas, 2011-2015
    27.
    Receive update on offshore wind energy from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    28.
    Marine items of interest from previous meetings
    29.
    Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

    (A) Action on petitions for regulation change – none scheduled at this time

    (B) Action on non-regulatory requests

    (C) Update on pending regulation petitions and non-regulatory requests referred to

    staff and the Department for review

    I. Petition #2015-006 to remove special closure regulations for Rockport Rocks

    II. Petition #2016-013 to permit use of cast nets south of Point Conception

    30.
    Department informational items

    (A) Director’s report

    (B) Marine Region

    (C) Other

    31.
    Other informational items

    (A) Staff report

    (B) Legislative update and possible action

    (C) Federal agencies report

    (D) Other

    32.
    Discuss and act on Commission administrative items

    (A) Next meetings

    (B) Rulemaking calendar updates

    (C) New business

    (D) Other

    Adjournment
    EXECUTIVE SESSION
    (Not Open to Public)
    Pursuant to the authority of Government Code Section 11126(a)(1) and (e)(1), and Section 309 of the Fish and Game Code, the Commission will meet in closed Executive Session. The purpose of this Executive Session is to consider:
    (A)
    Pending litigation to which the Commission is a Party
    1. Big Creek Lumber Company and Central Coast Forest Assoc. v. California Fish and Game Commission (Coho listing, south of San Francisco)

    2. Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Island Institute v. California Fish and Game Commission (black-backed woodpecker)

    3. Dennis Sturgell v. California Fish and Game Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Office of Administrative Hearings (revocation of Dungeness crab vessel permit No. CT0544-T1)

    4. Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species inspection fee waiver)

    5. Public Interest Coalition v. California Fish and Game Commission (California Environmental Quality Act)

    6. California Cattlemen's Association, et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission (gray wolf listing)

    (B)
    Possible litigation involving the Commission
    (C)
    Staffing
    (D)
    Deliberation on license and permit items
    1. Take action on the request from Craig Alton to renew Salmon Vessel Permit No. SA0798
    2. Take action on the Department’s request to permanently revoke Adam Crawford James’ commercial fisherman’s retail license and commercial fishing license
    3. Take action on the Office of Administrative Hearings’ proposed decision for Gregory Ambiel’s request to transfer Salmon Vessel Permit No. FG10053 (OAH No. 2016120944)
    FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
    2017
    MEETING SCHEDULE

    Note : As meeting dates and locations can change, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov for the most current list of meeting dates and locations.

    MEETING DATE COMMISSION MEETING COMMITTEE MEETING OTHER MEETINGS
    May 24

    Wildlife Resources
    Resources Building
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    June 20

    Tribal
    Howonquet Hall Community Center
    101 Indian Court
    Smith River, CA 95567

    June 21-22
    Howonquet Hall Community Center
    101 Indian Court
    Smith River, CA 95567


    July 20

    Marine Resources
    Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
    2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95405

    August 16-17
    Resources Building
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    September 13

    Wildlife Resources
    California Tower
    3737 Main Street
    Highgrove Room 200
    Riverside, CA 92501

    October 10

    Tribal
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott
    900 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

    October 11-12
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott
    900 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422


    November 9

    Marine Resources
    Marina

    December 6-7
    Handlery Hotel
    950 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108



    OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
    Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • September 10-13, Sandyt, UT
    Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • June 8-14, Spokane, WA
    • September 12-18, Boise, ID
    • November 14-20, Costa Mesa, CA
    Pacific Flyway Council
    • September, TBD
    Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • July 6-11, Vail, CO
    Wildlife Conservation Board
    • May 25, Sacramento, CA
    • August 24, Sacramento, CA
    • November 30, Sacramento, CA