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August 19-20, 2020

Webinar and Teleconference
The California Fish and Game Commission is conducting this meeting by webinar and teleconference to avoid a public gathering and protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, consistent with Executive Order N-33-20.

Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, commissioners may participate in meetings remotely. The public may provide public comment during the public comment periods, and otherwise observe remotely consistent with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.

The meeting will be live streamed; visit the day of the meeting. To provide public comment during the meeting, please join via Zoom Webinar or by telephone. Please click here for instructions on how to join the meeting.

Note: See important meeting deadlines, including written public comment deadlines, and procedures at the end of the agenda starting on page 8. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

DAY 2 – August 20, 2020, 8:30 AM

Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
17. General public comment for items not on agenda
Receive public comment regarding topics within the Commission’s authority that are not included on the agenda.

Note: 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 and 11125.7(a), Government Code).
CONSENT ITEMS        Motion and Vote
18.Kenwood marsh checkerbloom
Receive Department’s five-year status review for Kenwood marsh checkerbloom (Sidalcea oregana ssp. valida), which is listed as an endangered species under CESA. (Pursuant to Section 2077, Fish and Game Code)
19.Quino checkerspot butterfly
 (A)Receive a petition to list Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2073.3, Fish and Game Code, and subsection 670.1(c), Title 14, CCR)
 (B)Consider approving the Department’s request for a 30-day extension to review the petition.
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
20.Mohave desert tortoise
Receive the Department’s 90-day evaluation report for the petition to change the status of the Mohave desert tortoise (also known as Agassiz’s desert tortoise) (Gopherus agassizii) from a threatened species to an endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
21. Department informational items (wildlife and inland fisheries)
The Department will highlight wildlife and inland fisheries items of note since the last Commission meeting.
 (A) Director’s report
 (B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
  I.Bacterial outbreak at fish hatcheries
 (C) Law Enforcement Division
22. Wildlife Resources Committee
Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing. Consider approving draft agenda topics for next committee meeting.
Motion and Vote
 (A)Committee work plan
 (B)Next committee meeting
23. Simplification of statewide inland sport fishing
Discuss proposed changes to inland sport fishing regulations. (Add sections 5.84, 5.89, 7.40, and amend sections 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, 5.41, 5.85, 7.00, 7.50, and 8.10, Title 14, CCR)
24. Owens pupfish
Receive overview of the Department’s five-year status review of Owens pupfish (Cyprinodon radiosus), which is listed as an endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2077, Fish and Game Code)
25. Western Joshua tree
Consider and potentially act on the petition, the Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing Western Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA may be warranted.
(Pursuant to sections 2074 and 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.
Public Comment on Item
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote    Changed
26. Wildlife and inland fisheries items of interest from previous meetings
These items are generally updates on topics recently heard before the Commission.
Motion and Vote
 (A)Discuss urban coyote issues
27. Wildlife and inland fisheries petitions for regulation change
Consider requests submitted by members of the public to adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation. (Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
 (A)Action on current petitions
  I.Petition #2020-008: Elk hunting suspension
 (B)Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff or the Department for review – None scheduled at this time
28. Wildlife and inland fisheries non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
Consider non-regulatory requests submitted by members of the public at previous meetings.
Motion and Vote
 (A)Action on non-regulatory requests
 (B)Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff or the Department for review – None scheduled at this time
29. Proposed meeting dates and locations for 2021
Discuss and consider adopting proposed meeting dates and locations of Commission meetings for January through December 2021.
(Pursuant to Section 110, Fish and Game Code)
Motion and Vote
30.Commission administrative items
Next meeting – October 14-15, 2020; webinar/teleconference
Motion and Vote
Rulemaking timetable updates
Motion and Vote
 (C) New business