THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
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State of California
FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
Meeting of Museum of Natural History1
August 24, 2006 (Thurs.) Fleischmann Auditorium
ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NOTE: Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination
of the Commission President.
relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. As
a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. Staff will normally be requested to
follow up on such items at the discretion of the Commission. Submittal of written comments is encouraged to
ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Please be prepared to
summarize your comments to the time allocated by the President.
2. RECOGNITION OF WATERFOWLERS HALL OF FAME AND INDUCTION OF SIX
3. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE
MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2006-2007.
4. UPDATE ON THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR PROGRAM BY JESSE GRANTHAM,
CALIFORNIA CONDOR COORDINATOR, US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE.
1 These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact
California Relay Service at 1 (800) 735-2929 (TT) or 1 (800) 735-2922 (Voice) and ask them to contact the California Fish and Game
Commission at (916) 653-4899.
2 The Commission may break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.
3 The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. In order for the Commission to adequately consider public comments,
the public is requested to submit written comments no later than eight days prior to the meeting. Written comments received fewer
than eight days preceding the meeting will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting; however, Commission staff is unable to
deliver material received one day before and on the day of the meeting to the Commissioners when the meeting is not in Sacramento.
Please send your comments to be received no later than two days before the meeting.
If you decide to speak at the Commission meeting, please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people
represented by your organization. Then tell the Commission your concerns in five minutes or less. Time allotted for each agenda item
depends upon the number of speakers for each item and the length of the agenda. The Commission is interested in your views; don't
worry about how to say them. If several people have spoken, try not to be repetitious. If there are several with the same concerns,
please try to appoint a spokesperson. The Commission is particularly interested in the specific reasons you are for or against a proposal
because the Commission's decision needs to be based on specific reasons.
If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eight (8) copies.
5. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT
TO AMEND SECTION 236, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION OF
TURTLES AND FROGS FOR THE LIVE ANIMAL MARKET.
6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO SECTION
632(b)(72), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL LOBSTER FISHING IN DANA POINT
STATE MARINE PARK.
7. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE REPORT AND POSSIBLE
CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
8. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
(A) UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.
(B) UPDATE ON LAKE DAVIS PROJECT.
(C) AVIAN INFLUENZA.
(D) UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HALIBUT TRAWL BILL.
9. UPDATE ON THE SIERRA NEVADA BIGHORN SHEEP PROGRAM.
10. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
11. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
12. CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT
AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2006-2011) AND 2006-2007 MANAGEMENT PLAN
(A) COON CAMP SPRINGS, LASSEN COUNTY
(B) LITTLE DRY CREEK RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(C) ROARING RIVER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
(D) TRIPLE B RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
13. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006-2007 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT
ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
(A) JS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
14. CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR 30 – DAY EXTENSION TO
EVALUATE THE PETITION TO DELIST THE CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN
(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
A. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY.
I. SANFORD WINSTON, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME
COMMISSION RE: SPOT PRAWN TRAWL.
II. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME
COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
III. CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND
GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO SALMON.
IV. JACK MORICI vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
RE: COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE.
V. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC.
vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SOUTH SAN
FRANCISCO COHO LISTING.
VI. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE:
R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
I. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH
AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO
C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT
ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS FOR:
I. JOSH FISHER, SOUTHERN ROCK CRAB TRAP PERMIT.
II. CARL WHEELER, HALIBUT BOTTOM TRAWL VESSEL PERMIT.
III. CHRIS EACOBELLIS, TRANSFERABLE LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT.