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Eric Sklar, President 
Saint Helena 
Anthony C. Williams, Vice President 
Huntington Beach 
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin,Member 
Russell E. Burns, Member 
Peter S. Silva, Member 
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

Fish and Game Commission

Wildlife Heritage and Conservation 
Since 1870

Valerie Termini, Executive Director 
P.O. Box 944209 
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090 
(916) 653-4899 

April 18-19, 20189:00 AM

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

The meeting will be live streamed at

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 2 - APRIL 19, 2018, 8:30 AM

 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

22. 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
23. Approve five-year PLM 2018-2023 licenses and area plans for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR) 

(A)Humboldt County
I.Cottrel Ranch
II.Diamond C Outfitters
III.Hunter Ranch
IV.Wiggins Ranch
(B)Mendocino County
I.Eden Valley Ranch
II.Miller-Eriksen Ranch
III.Spring Valley Ranch
(C)San Luis Obispo County
I.Chimney Rock Ranch
II.Temblor Ranch
(D)Tehama County
I.3D Ranch
(E)Trinity County
I.Travis Ranch

24. Approve annual 2018-2019 PLM area plans for: 
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR) 

(A)Del Norte County
I.Alexandre Ecodairy Farms
(B)Humboldt County
I.Big Lagoon
II.Klamath PLM
III.Rainbow Ridge
IV.Redwood House Ranch
V.Smith River PLM
VI.Stover Ranch
(C)Mendocino County
I.Amann Ranch
II.Carley Ranch
III.Christensen Ranch
IV.Elk Creek Ranch
V.Four Pines Ranch
VI.Potter Valley Wildlife
VII.Sanhedrin Ranch
VIII.Seven Springs Ranch
IX.Shamrock Ranch
X.Summer Camp Ranch
(D)Merced County
I.DeFrancesco/Eaton Ranch
(E)Modoc County
I.Roberts Ranch
(F)Monterey County
I.Gabilan Ranch
II.Indian Valley Cattle Company (Lombardo Ranch)
III.Peachtree Ranch
IV.Work Ranch
(G)Monterey/San Luis Obispo County
I.Camp 5 Outfitters - Roth Ranch PLM
(H)San Benito County
I.Lewis Ranch
II.Lone Ranch
III.Rancho La Cuesta
IV.Trinchero Ranch
(I)San Joaquin County
I.Connolly and Corral Hollow Ranch
(J)San Luis Obispo County
I.Avenales Ranch
II.Carnaza Ranch
III.Clark and White Ranches
IV.D - Rafter "L" Ranch, LLC
V.Hearst Ranch
(K)Santa Clara County
I.Coon Creek Ranch
(L)Shasta County
I.Duncan Creek Ranch
II.Stackhouse Ranch
(M)Solano County
I.Buckeye Ranch
(N)Stanislaus County
I.Roostercomb Ranch
(O)Tehama County
I.Bell Ranch
II.R Wild Horse Ranch
(P)Trinity County
I.Stewart Ranch

 Motion and Vote
(A)Work plan development
I.Update on work plan and draft timeline
II.Discuss and approve new topics
26. Authorize publication of notice of intent to add regulations concerning sage grouse preferential points and draw 
(Add Section 716; amend subsections 300(a)(1)(D) and (a)(1)(F) and Section 702; Title 14, CCR) 
 Motion and Vote
27. Discuss proposed changes to resident upland game bird hunting regulations 
(Subsection 300(a)(1)(D)4., Title 14, CCR)

28. Adopt proposed changes to waterfowl hunting regulations 
(Section 502, Title 14, CCR) 
 Motion and Vote
29. Consider the petition, Department's evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the coast yellow leptosiphon (Leptosiphon croceus) as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) 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         Motion and Vote
30. Consider the petition, Department's evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the Lassics lupine (Lupinus constancei) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA 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
31. Consider the petition, Department's evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA 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
32. Discuss and approve terrestrial predator policy
 Motion and Vote
33. Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings
 Motion and Vote
(A)Department update on trapping license fees analysis

 Motion and Vote
(A)Action on petitions for regulation change - None scheduled at this time
(B)Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and the Department for review
I.Petition #2015-008: Repeal hunting of American badger and gray fox
II. Petition #2017-001: Allow fir earm possession while archery hunting

35. 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 

36. Department informational items (non-marine)

(A) Director's report
(B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division 

37.Other informational items

(A) Staff report
(B) Legislative update and possible action       Motion and Vote
I.Discuss Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (on the June 2018 ballot)

 Discuss and act on Commission administrative items
 Motion and Vote       Motion and Vote
(A)Next meeting - June 20-21, 2018 in Sacramento
(B)Rulemaking timetable updates
(C)New business

39. Strategic Planning

(A)Process Update
(B)Review mission and vision statements



This is the 149th year of operation of the Commission in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our goal is the preservation of our heritage and conservation of our natural resources through informed decision making; Commission meetings are vital in achieving that goal. In that spirit, we provide the following information to be as effective and efficient toward that end. Welcome and please let us know if you have any questions.

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The Written Comment Deadline for this meeting is 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2018. Written comments received at the Commission office by this deadline will be made available to Commissioners prior to the meeting.

After these deadlines, written comments may be delivered in person to the meeting - Please bring two (2) copies of written comments to one of the teleconference locations.

Visual presentations will not be allowed at this meeting.

To speak on an agenda item, please complete a "Speaker Card" and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is announced. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room. Only one speaker card is necessary for speaking to multiple items.

  1. Speakers will be called in groups; please line up when your name is called.
  2. When addressing the Commission, give your nam e and the name of any organization you represent, and provide your comments on the item under consideration.
  3. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.
  4. The presiding commissioner will allot between one and three minutes per speaker per agenda item, subject to the following exceptions:
    1. The presiding commissioner may allow up to five minutes to an individual speaker if a minimum of three individuals who are present when the agenda item is called have ceded their time to the designated spokesperson, andthe individuals ceding time forfeit their right to speak to the agenda item.
    2. Individuals may receive advance approval for additional time to speak if requests for additional time to speak are received by email or delivery to the Commission office by the Late Comment Deadline. The president or designee will approve or deny the request no later than 5:00 p.m. two days prior to the meeting.
    3. An individual requiring an interpreter is entitled to at least twice the allotted time pursuant to Government Code Section 11125.7(c).
    4. An individual may receive additional time to speak to an agenda item at the request of any commissioner.
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