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California Fish and Game Commission

MEETING AGENDA


April 14, 2021, 9:00 AM

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.



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Note: See important meeting deadlines and procedures, including written public comment deadlines, starting on page 10. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL TO ESTABLISH QUORUM

1. Consider approving agenda and order of items

PUBLIC COMMENT

2. 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. New petitions for regulation change submitted since the previous meeting are received under this item.
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

Note: Items on the consent calendar are expected to be routine and non-controversial. After public comment, the Commission will consider approving items on the consent calendar in a single vote without discussion. The presiding commissioner may choose to remove any item from the consent calendar and allow a separate discussion and potential action on that item in response to a request by a Commission member, staff, or an interested person.
3. Five-year private lands wildlife habitat enhancement and management (PLM) plans
Consider approving five-year PLM plans and 2021-2025 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
  (A) Lassen County
    I. Dixie Valley Ranch
  (B) Mendocino County
    II. R-R Ranch
    III. Shamrock Ranch
  (C) Merced County
    I. DeFrancesco - Eaton Ranch
  (D) Monterey County
    I. Indian Valley Cattle Co. - Lombardo Ranch
    II. Peachtree Ranch
    III. Sky Rose Ranch, LLC PLM
  (E) Monterey/San Luis Obispo counties
    I. Camp 5 Outfitters - Roth Ranch PLM
  (F) San Benito County
    I. Lone Ranch
    II. Rancho La Cuesta
  (G) Santa Clara County
    I. Coon Creek Ranch
  (H) Shasta County
    I. Clover Creek
  (I) Tehama
    I. Salt Creek Ranch
    II. R Wild Horse Ranch
4. Annual PLM plans
Consider approving annual PLM plans and 2021/2022 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
  (A) Del Norte County
    I. Alexandre Ecodairy Farms PLM
    II. Smith River PLM
  (B) Humboldt County
    I. Big Lagoon PLM
    II. Cottrell Ranch
    III. Diamond C Outfitters
    IV. Hunter Ranch
    V. Klamath PLM
    VI. Rainbow Ridge PLM
    VII. Redwood House Ranch
    VIII. Schneider Ranch
    IX. Stover Ranch
    X. Wiggins Ranch
  (C) Kern/Los Angeles counties
    I. Tejon Ranch
  (D) Mendocino County
    I. Ackerman-South Daugherty WMA
    II. Amann Ranch
    III. Bridges Ranch
    IV. Capistran Ranch
    V. Carley Ranch
    VI. Christensen Ranch
    VII. Eden Valley Ranch
    VIII. Miller-Eriksen Ranch
    IX. Seven Springs Ranch
    X. Six Point Ranch
    XI. Spring Valley Ranch
    XII. Summer Camp PLM
  (E) Monterey County
    I. Alexander Ranch
    II. Gabilan Ranch
    III. Hartnell Ranch
    IV. San Bartolome Ranch
    V. Work Ranch
  (F) Monterey/San Benito counties
    I. Morisoli Ranch
  (G) San Benito County
    I. Lewis Ranch
    II. Trinchero Ranch
  (H) San Joaquin County
    I. Connolly and Corral Hollow Ranch
  (I) San Luis Obispo County
    I. Avenales Ranch
    II. Carnaza Ranch
    III. Carrizo Ranch
    IV. Chimney Rock Ranch
    V. Clark & White Ranch
    VI. D Rafter "L" Ranch
    VII. Hearst Ranch
  (J) San Luis Obispo/Kern counties
    I. Temblor Ranch
  (K) Shasta County
    I. Stackhouse Ranch
  (L) Solano County
    II. Buckeye Ranch
  (M) Stanislaus County
    I. Rooster Comb Ranch
  (N) Tehama County
    I. 3D Ranch
    II. Bell Ranch
  (O) Trinity County
    I. Stewart Ranch
    II. Travis Ranch
5. Clara Hunt’s milkvetch
Receive the Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list Clara Hunt’s milkvetch (Astragalus claranus) as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
6. Upper Klamath-Trinity river spring Chinook salmon
Receive the Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list upper Klamath-Trinity river spring Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawytscha) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
7. Northern California summer steelhead
Receive the Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list northern California summer steelhead (Onchorhynchus mykiss irideus) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
8. Shasta snow-wreath
Receive the Department’s request for a six-month extension to deliver the one-year status review report on the petition to list Shasta snow-wreath (Neviusia cliftonii) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to sections 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
9. Mountain lion
Receive the Department’s request for a six-month extension to deliver the one-year status review report on the petition to list mountain lion (Puma concolor) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
10. California bighorn sheep
Receive the Department’s five-year status review for California bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana, also known as Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep) under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2077, Fish and Game Code)

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS

11. Waterfowl hunting (annual)
Consider adopting proposed changes to waterfowl hunting regulations and consider taking final action under CEQA.
(Amend Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
12. Central Valley sport fishing
Discuss proposed changes to Central Valley sport fishing regulations.
(Amend subsections 7.40(b)(4), (43), (66), and (80), Title 14, CCR)
13. Klamath River Basin sport fishing
Discuss proposed changes to Klamath River Basin sport fishing regulations.
(Amend subsection 7.40(b)(50), Title 14, CCR)
14. Quino checkerspot butterfly
Consider and potentially act on the petition, the Department’s 90-day evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA may be warranted.
(Pursuant to sections 2074 and 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
Staff recommends removing this item from the agenda; the petitioner has withdrawn the petition.
15. Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
Receive and discuss an update on the draft plan for developing a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion plan, including an update on the recent listening session, and consider approving the work plan.
16. Tribal Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendations from April 13, 2021 committee meeting. Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing.
  (A) Previous committee meeting report
  (B) Committee work plan
17. Wildlife Resources Committee
Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing. Consider approving draft agenda topics for next committee meeting on May 11, 2021.
  (A) Committee work plan
  (B) Next committee meeting
18. Marine Resources Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendations from March 16, 2021 committee meeting. Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing.
  (A) Previous committee meeting report
  (B) Committee work plan
19. Items of interest from previous meetings
These items are generally updates on agenda topics recently heard before the Commission.
  (A) Update on urban coyote workshops
20. Petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings
Consider whether to grant, deny or refer for additional review petitions for regulation change received under general public comment at previous meetings. Note: New petitions for regulation change will be received under general public comment. Any petitions granted today will be added to the Commission’s rulemaking calendar for development and future consideration.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)
  (A) Action on current petitions – None scheduled at this time
  (B) Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff or the Department for review
    I. Petition #2020-12: Request to protect great white shark nursery grounds at Padaro Beach, Carpinteria
21. Non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
Consider and potentially act on non-regulatory requests submitted by members of the public at previous meetings.
  (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
22. Commission administrative items
  (A) Rulemaking timetable updates
  (B) Next meeting – June 16-17, 2021
  (C) New business

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AND REPORTS

23. Executive director’s report
Receive updates from the executive director on staffing, actions taken under delegated authorities, legislation, and other information of interest.
24. Department informational items
The Department will highlight items of note since the last Commission meeting.
  (A) Director’s report
    I. Annual report regarding necropsies on mountain lions taken under depredation permits
  (B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
  (C) Law Enforcement Division
  (D) Marine Region
       
Adjourn