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

June 21-22, 2017

Howonquet Hall Community Center
101 Indian Court, Smith River 95567

The meeting will be live streamed at

* This agenda is revised to add a new agenda item 33, related to abalone, shown in bold, italicized font.

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.
The Commission invites interested stakeholders to join a discussion on June 21 at 3:00 p.m. in Howonquet Hall to explore what may contribute to resiliency and long-term prosperity of fishing communities in northern California. The discussion is part of an ongoing dialogue to help clarify common concerns throughout the state and help inform future Commission action.

DAY 1 – JUNE 21, 2017, 9:00 A.M. 

 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum 

1 Approve agenda and order of items     Motion and Vote
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)
 Motion and Vote 
Approve Department’s request for a 30-day extension of time to complete its evaluation of the petition to list Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA)
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
Approve proposed Duck Stamp projects for fiscal year 2017-18
(Pursuant to Section 3702, Fish and Game Code)
Approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plan and 2017-2022 license for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Shasta County

I. Rickert Ranch

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

(A) Butte County

  1. Llano Seco Rancho
  2. Soper-Wheeler
  3. Rock Creek

(B) Calaveras County

  1. Ordway Ranch

(C) Glenn County

  1. Bird Haven Ranch
  2. Spurlock Ranch

(D) Kern County

  1. Tejon Ranch
  2. Temblor Ranch

(E) Lassen County

  1. Clarks Valley Ranch
  2. Dixie Valley Ranch
  3. Five Dot Ranch-Avila
  4. Five Dot Ranch-Horse Lake
  5. Five Dot Ranch-School Section
  6. Five Dot Ranch-Tunnel Springs
  7. Five Dot Ranch-Willow Creek
  8. Kramer Ranch
  9. Mendiboure Cold Springs Ranch
  10. Mendiboure Ranch
  11. Red Rock Ranch

(F) Los Angeles

  1. Santa Catalina Island
  2. Tejon Ranch

(G) Mendocino County

  1. Ackerman-South Daugherty WMA
  2. Capistran Ranch
  3. R-R Ranch
  4. Schneider Ranch
  5. Spring Valley Ranch

(H) Modoc County

  1. Basin View Ranch
  2. SL Ranch

(I) Monterey County

  1. Bardin Ranch
  2. Sky Rose Ranch, LLC

(J) San Luis Obispo County

  1. Carnaza Ranch
  2. Carrizo Ranch
  3. Hearst Ranch
  4. Temblor Ranch

(K) Shasta County

  1. Black Ranch
  2. Clover Creek Ranch
  3. Hathaway Oak Run Ranch
  4. JS Ranch
  5. Roaring River Ranch
  6. Triple B Ranch

(L) Siskiyou County

  1. Long Prairie Farms
  2. Red Rock Valley Farms
  3. Roseburg Resources-Pondosa

(M) Tehama County

  1. Big Bluff Ranch
  2. Little Dry Creek Ranch
  3. Rock Creek
  4. Salt Creek Ranch

(N) Yuba County

  1. Sugarloaf-Bangor Ranch
Approve five-year PLM plans and 2017-2022 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Butte County

  1. Deseret Farms-Ballard Unit
  2. Deseret Farms-Wilson Unit

(B) Lassen County

  1. Ash Valley Ranch
  2. Walton Homestead Family, LLC

(C) Modoc County

  1. Lookout Ranch

(D) Shasta County

  1. Jerusalem Creek Ranch

(E) Tehama County

  1. El Rancho Rio Frio
 Tribal Committee

(A) June 2017 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
 Wildlife Resources Committee

(A) May 2017 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
 Adopt proposed changes to upland game bird hunting regulations
(Section 300, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt regulations concerning the commercial use and possession of native rattlesnakes for biomedical and therapeutic purposes (Add Section 42 and amend sections 43, 651 and 703, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Ratify findings on the petition to list northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA
(Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
 Motion and Vote 
 Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boyii) as a threatened species under CESA may be warranted
(Pursuant to Section 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
 Motion and Vote 
 Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings
 Non-marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

(A) Action on petitions for regulation change

  1. 2017-002 to eliminate parking use exemption for Los Angeles County at  Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

(B) Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and the Department for review – none scheduled at this time

 Motion and Vote 
 Non-marine, non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

(A) Action on non-regulatory requests

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review

 Motion and Vote 
Department informational items

(A)  Director’s report

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

(C)  Law Enforcement Division

(D)  Other

 Announce recipient of the annual Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year award 
 Receive and discuss proposed meeting dates and locations for 2018 
Other informational items  

(A)   Staff report           

(B)  Legislative update and possible action      Motion and Vote

(C)  Federal agencies report 

(D) Other     

 Announce results from Executive Session 

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

July 13

Predator Policy Workgroup
California Department of Parks and Recreation Redwood Conference Room, 14th Floor 1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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

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

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

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