Game and Fish Commission to meet Friday in Bisbee
Posted March 14, 2019
BISBEE, Ariz. — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, 1415 W. Melody Lane, Building G, in Bisbee.
The meeting can be attended in person or viewed at https://www.azgfd.com/agency/commission/commission-cam/. The meeting also can be viewed from any of the department’s regional offices statewide on streaming video.
Those who wish to speak to the commission may submit “speaker cards” (blue cards) in person at the meeting or from a regional office. The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.
Among the agenda items are:
- Several consent agenda items, including:
- A request to approve a cooperative license agreement with Sanders Farms, Arizona, for the purpose of using a portion of the Arlington Wildlife Area for farming utilizing the water right associated with the parcel to benefit wildlife.
- A request to authorize the department to finalize negotiations, execute and amend, as necessary, intergovernmental agreements and any future sub-agreements between the department and Casa Grande, St. Johns, Show Low, Glendale and Maricopa to implement Community Fishing waters.
- A briefing on the status of state and federal legislation related to the department’s mission.
- An update on the department’s efforts toward accomplishing commission priorities and an update on marketing efforts and the Conserve and Protect campaign.
- A briefing on a web-based application developed in the Heritage Data Management System (HDMS) for efficient data processing and interactive visualization.
- A request to approve the Five-year Rule Review Report for Article 4, regarding live wildlife, for submission to the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRCC).
- Hearings on license revocations for violations of Game and Fish codes, and civil assessments for the illegal taking and/or possession of wildlife (time certain at 10 a.m.).
- A notice of rulemaking docket opening, notice of proposed rulemaking, and economic impact statement to add a new rule to Article 3 addressing predator killing contests. The commission may vote to take action on and/or provide the department direction on this item.
- A briefing on the department’s efforts to identify and vet discretionary funding source ideas to support a consistent, long-term public awareness and education strategy.
- Several first-read items, including:
- A request for authorization to finalize negotiations, execute, and amend as necessary a cooperative agreement between the department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for stocking fish in Arizona.
- Consideration of the Wildlife Values and Civil Assessment Model.
To view a copy of the full meeting agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the “commission agenda” link.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is a five-member, policy-setting board that oversees the Arizona Game and Fish Department. For more information about the commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.