June 26-27, 2008 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
June 26, 2008  (Thursday)
10:00 a.m.
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Carnegie Library and Cultural Center
123 D Street*
Upland

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM– Any member of the public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. Staff will normally be requested to follow up on such items at the discretion of the Commission. Submittal of written comments is encouraged to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Please be prepared to summarize your comments to the time allocated by the President.
  2. RECEIPT OF REVISED JOINT POLICY STATEMENT (FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND BOARD OF FORESTRY) ON PACIFIC SALMON AND ANADROMOUS TROUT.
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF THE AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE RESOLUTION REGARDING PAIUTE CUTTHROAT TROUT .
  4. PRESENTATION ON NORTH AMERICAN SALMON STRONGHOLD PARTNERSHIP.
  5. UPDATE AND POSSIBLE RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REGARDING CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN.
  6. PRESENTATION BY JERRY JOHNS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, RE: LONG RANGE PLANNING EFFORTS IN THE DELTA.
  7. RECEIPT AND DISCUSSION OF DRAFT 2009 COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE.
  8. CONSIDERATION OF RELOCATING THE OCTOBER, 2008 BISHOP MEETING TO A LOCATION IN THE NORTH CENTRAL COASTAL STUDY REGION OF THE MLPA INITIATIVE.
  9. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  10. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
    2. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    3. UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ISSUES.
    4. UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM.
    5. UPDATE ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENTS TO CARE AND TREATMENT OF CAPTIVE WILD ANIMAL REGULATIONS.
    6. UPDATE ON IMAGE FOR 2008-09 DUCK STAMP.
    7. OTHER.
  11. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. STAFF REPORTS.
      1. REPORT ON ORGANIZATIONAL OFFSITE ASSESSMENT MEETING.
    2. OTHER.
  12. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
  13. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  14. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  15. NEW BUSINESS.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (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:

  1. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
    1. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    2. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    3. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    4. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    5. ROBERT LARRY EDER , JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
    6. STEVE ANGELI vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: RESTRICTED SPECIES BREEDING PERMIT.
    7. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    8. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
  2. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
  3. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
  4. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS:


Meeting of
June 27, 2008 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

Carnegie Library and Cultural Center
123 D Street
Upland

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
  2. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME PRESENTATION ON TRINITY RIVER HATCHERY MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS AND HATCHERY GOALS FOR STEELHEAD.
  3. REQUEST TO GO TO NOTICE FOR REGULATORY ACTION TO AMEND SECTION 29.85 (a)(2)(A), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CRABS – OPEN SEASON.
  4. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY AND HARVESTING OF HERRING EGGS ON KELP. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2008, in Carpinteria.)
  5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2008-2009. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2008, in Carpinteria.)

  6. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF 2008-2009 CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP AND DUCKS UNLIMITED MATCHING AID TO RESTORE STATE HABITATS (M.A.R.S.H.) PROJECTS.
  7. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: UPLAND GAME BIRDS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2008, in Carpinteria.)
    1. FINAL CERTIFICATION OF NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND ADOPTION OF FINDINGS AND PROPOSED PROJECT (OR ALTERNATIVES) FOR NUISANCE CANADA GOOSE CONTROL ORDERS.
    2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 503, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CROP DAMAGE AND NUISANCE CANADA GEESE.
  8. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION (b)(91.1) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH RIVER SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION/RATIFICATION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS RE: REJECTION OF PETITION TO LIST THE AMERICAN PIKA (Ochotona princeps) AS A THREATENED SPECIES CANDIDATE.
  2. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME ANNUAL REVIEW OF WHITE SEABASS FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR 2006-2007 FISHING SEASONS.
  3. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) AS AN ENDANDERED OR THREATENED SPECIES.
  4. RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME STATUS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO UPLIST THE DELTA SMELT ( Hypomesus transpacificus ) FROM THREATENED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS.
  5. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 670.2, TITLE 14, CCR, TO REMOVE THE FOLLOWING PLANTS FROM THE LIST OF RARE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES: MARIN BENT GRASS (Agrostis blasdalei var. marinensis), HANGING GARDENS MANZANITA (Arctostaphylos edmundsii var. parvifolia), SLENDER-POD JEWELFLOWER (Caulanthus stenocarpus), AND TRUCKEE BARBERRY (Mahonia sonnei).
  6. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 120 AND 120.3, REPEAL SECTION 120.01, AND ADD SECTIONS 120.1 AND 120.2, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: PRAWN AND SHRIMP TRAWLING.

  7. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2008-2009 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
    1. BIG BLUFF RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    2. BUCKEYE RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY
    3. CARLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    4. CHRISTENSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    5. CLARKS VALLEY/ RED ROCK RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    6. CORNING LAND AND CATTLE, CO., TEHAMA COUNTY
    7. DEFRANCESCO AND EATON RANCH, MERCED COUNTY
    8. LLANO SECO RANCHO, BUTTE COUNTY
    9. MASUT RANCH - COVELO, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    10. MENDIBOURE RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    11. PINE RANCH, YOLO/COLUSA COUNTY COUNTY
    12. R MOUNTAN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    13. ROCK CREEK RANCH, BUTTE COUNTY
    14. ROOSTER COMB RANCH, STANISLAUS COUNTY
    15. R-R RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    16. SCHNEIDER RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    17. SILLER RANCH (PEARSON PROPERTY), YUBA COUNTY
    18. WILLIAMS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
  8. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2008-2013) AND 2008-2009 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    2. CAPISTRAN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    3. CHIMNEY ROCK RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    4. EDEN VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    5. MEISSNER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    6. PBM FARMS, SISKIYOU COUNTY
    7. SL RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    8. SPRING VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    9. TEJON RANCH, KERN COUNTY
    10. TEMBLOR RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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