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Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Valerie Termini, Executive Director
Eric Sklar, President
Saint Helena
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President
Anthony C. Williams, 
Huntington Beach
Russell E. Burns, 
Peter S. Silva, 
Chula Vista 

Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870

1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-4899

  June 23, 2016

Bakersfield Elks Lodge #266
1616 30th Street, Bakersfield

The meeting will be live streamed at

NOTE: See important meeting deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda.

DAY 2 – JUNE 23, 8:00 A.M.

 Call to order/ roll call to establish quorum
 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      Motion and Vote
Approve UC Merced request to add transgenic zebrafish to its Restricted Species Permit No. 3054
(Pursuant to Section 671.1(a)(8), Title 14, CCR)

Receive the Department’s one-year status report on the petition to list Townsend’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) as an endangered species 
(Pursuant to Section 2075, Fish and Game Code)

Receive the Department’s one-year status report on the petition to list Livermore tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii) as an endangered species
(Pursuant to Section 2075, Fish and Game Code)

Approve proposed Duck Stamp projects for Fiscal Year 2016-17

Receive and approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plans and 2016-2021 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A)     Long Prairie Farms (Siskiyou County)
(B)     Red Rock Valley Farms (Siskiyou County)
(C)     Sky Rose Ranch, LLC (Monterey County)

Receive and approve annual PLM plans and 2016-2021 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A)     3D Ranch (Tehama County)
(B)     Alexander Ranch (Monterey County)
(C)     Alexandre Ecodairy Farms (Mendocino County)
(D)     Amann Ranch (Mendocino County)
(E)     Ash Valley Ranch (Lassen County)
(F)     Avenales Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(G)     Big Bluff Ranch (Tehama County)
(H)     Big Lagoon PLM (Humboldt County)
(I)     Camp 5 Outfitters-Roth Ranch PLM (Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties)
(J)     Capistran Ranch (Mendocino County)
(K)     Carley Ranch (Mendocino County)
(L)     Carnaza Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(M)     Carrizo Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(N)     Chimney Rock Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(O)     Christensen Ranch (Mendocino County)
(P)     Clark and White Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(Q)     Connolly and Corral Hollow Ranch (San Joaquin County)
(R)     Cottrell Ranch (Humboldt County)
(S)     Diamond C Outfitters (Humboldt County)
(T)     D-Rafter-“L” Ranch, LLC (San Luis Obispo County)
(U)     Five Dot Ranch-Horse Lake (Lassen County)
(V)     Five Dot Ranch-Tunnel Springs (Lassen County)
(W)     Five Dot Ranch-Willow Creek (Lassen County)
(X)     Four Pines Ranch (Mendocino County)
(Y)     Fulton Ranch (Humboldt County)
(Z)     Hartnell Ranch (Monterey County)
(AA)     Hearst Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(BB)     Hunter Ranch (Humboldt County)
(CC)     Jerusalem Creek Ranch (Shasta County)
(DD)     JS Ranch (Shasta County)
(EE)     Klamath PLM (Humboldt County)
(FF)     Lewis Ranch (San Benito County)
(GG)     Llano Seco Ranch (Butte County) 
(HH)     Lookout Ranch (Modoc County)
(II)     Mendiboure Ranch (Lassen County)
(JJ)     Miller-Eriksen Ranch (Mendocino County)
(KK)     Morisoli Ranch (Monterey and San Benito counties)
(LL)     Pepperwood Springs Ranch (Humboldt County)
(MM)     Potter Valley Wildlife Management Area (Mendocino County)
(NN)     Rainbow Ridge PLM (Humboldt County)
(OO)     Red Rock Ranch (Lassen County)
(PP)     Redwood House Ranch (Humboldt County)
(QQ)     Roberts Ranch (Modoc County)
(RR)     Roostercomb Ranch (Stanislaus County)
(SS)     Schneider Ranch (Mendocino County)
(TT)     SL Ranch (Modoc County)
(UU)     Smith River PLM (Humboldt County)
(VV)     Spring Valley Ranch (Mendocino County)
(WW)     Stackhouse Ranch (Shasta County)
(XX)     Stewart Ranch (Trinity County)
(YY)     Stover Ranch (Humboldt County)
(ZZ)     Summer Camp Ranch (Mendocino County)
(AAA)     Tejon Ranch (Kern and Los Angeles counties)
(BBB)     Temblor Ranch (San Luis Obispo and Kern counties)
(CCC)     Travis Ranch (Trinity County)
(DDD)     Trinchero Ranch (San Benito County)
(EEE)     Wiggins Ranch (Humboldt County)
(FFF)     Work Ranch (Monterey County)

Work Ranch (Monterey County)

(A)     Work Ranch (Monterey County)
(B)     DE Francesco & Eaton Ranch (Merced County)
(C)     Dixie Valley Ranch (Lassen County)
(D)     Indian Valley Cattle Company-Lombardo Ranch (Monterey County)
(E)     Lone Ranch (San Benito County)
(F)     Peachtree Ranch (Monterey County)
(G)     R-R Ranch (Mendocino County)
(H)     Rancho La Cuesta (San Benito County)
(I)     Roseburg Resources Pondosa (Siskiyou County)
(J)     Salt Creek Ranch (Tehama County)
(K)     Shamrock Ranch (Mendocino)
(L)     Triple B Ranch (Shasta County)

 Wildlife Resources Committee

(A)     May 18, 2016, meeting summary
  1. Receive and adopt recommendations
(B)     Work plan development
  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
 Motion and Vote

 Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species is warranted
(Pursuant to Sections 2075 and 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting
 Motion and Vote 

 Adopt proposed changes to Commission meeting procedures regulations
(Section 665, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

 Adopt proposed regulations to establish a nonlead coupon program
(Add Section 250.2, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend falconry regulations
(Section 670, Title 14, CCR)

 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend nongame animal regulations
(Section 472, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend upland game bird special hunt drawing regulations
(Section 702 and add Section 715, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

 Discuss proposed changes to upland game bird hunting regulations
(Sections 300, et al., Title 14, CCR) 

 Discuss proposed changes to definitions for tidal waters and finfish gear restrictions in San Francisco and San Pablo bays
(Sections 1.53 and 27.00, and subsection 28.65(a), Title 14, CCR)

 Discuss proposed changes to Department lands pass program and lands public uses regulations
(Sections 550, et al., Title 14, CCR)

 Department presentation on five-year status report of Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
(Pursuant to Section 2077, Fish and Game Code)

 Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings

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

(A)     Action on petitions for regulation change
(B)     Action on non-regulatory requests
(C)     Update on pending petitions and requests referred to staff and the Department for review
 Motion and Vote 

 Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items

(A)     Next meetings
  1. Review 2017 proposed meeting schedule and locations
(B)     Rulemaking calendar updates
(C)     New business
(D)     Other
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote


(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:
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. James Bunn and John Gibbs v. California Fish and Game Commission (squid permits)
  3. Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Island Institute v. California Fish and Game Commission (black-backed woodpecker)
  4. 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)
  5. Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species inspection fee waiver)
  6. Public Interest Coalition v. California Fish and Game Commission (California Environmental Quality Act)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
Deliberation on license and permit items
  1. Proposed settlement agreement between John Anthony Wilson and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding Mr. Wilson’s commercial fishing license, lobster operator permit, southern rock crab trap permit, and fish receiver’s license

July 21

Marine Resources
Petaluma Regional Library 
100 Fairgrounds Drive 
Petaluma, CA 94952
August 24-25
Lake Natoma Inn Hotel & Conference
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

September 21

Wildlife Resources
Woodland Public Library
Leake Center Community Room
250 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695
October 18

Red Lion Inn
1929 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
October 19-20
Red Lion Inn
1929 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95501

November 17

Marine Resources
December 7-8
Portofino Inn & Suites
3805 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego


Wildlife Conservation Board
• August 30, Sacramento
• November 16, Sacramento

Pacific Fishery Management Council
• September 15-20, 2016 Boise, ID
• November 16-21, 2016, Garden Grove, CA

Pacific Flyway Council 

•  September 30, Sun Valley, ID

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
• July 21-27, 2016, Cody, WY