Game and Fish Commission to meet Friday in Prescott
Posted May 4, 2017
PRESCOTT — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, May 5, at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building, 1015 Fair St., in Prescott.
The meeting can be attended in person or viewed at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam. The meeting also can be viewed on streaming video at department headquarters in Phoenix, or any of the department’s regional offices statewide.
Those who wish to speak to the commission may submit “speaker cards” (blue cards) in person at the meeting, or from any regional office. The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.
Items on the agenda include:
- A request to approve the department’s proposed campground policy and fee simplification strategy for the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.
- 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.
- A briefing on the department’s deployment of the Arizona Management System (AMS) methods and tools to reduce waste and build sustainable efficiency in department systems and processes.
- An update on the Research Branch’s projects and activities.
- A briefing on the black-tailed prairie dog reintroduction program.
- 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 request to approve the proposed Law Enforcement Boating Safety Fund (LEBSF) Grant Allocation Formula for fiscal year 2018.
- A request to approve proposed rulemaking amending Article 4 rules addressing the game bird license.
- A request to approve the Shooting Range Development Grant Requests. The program received three grant applications for fiscal year 2018. The department will seek approval of all three applications, totaling $54,942 of the $100,000 available.
- A first-read item: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the department to cooperate with the Natural Resource Conservation Service on projects that improve wildlife habitat.
- A first-read item: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Arizona Land and Water Trust (ALWT) to cooperatively convert agricultural lands to native cover crop for wildlife.
- A briefing on new and pending federal regulations permitting the incidental take of wildlife and department efforts to identify proactive strategies and potential partnerships to respond to those regulations.
- A first-read item: The department will provide a presentation of the fiscal year 2019 draft budget and proposed modifications to the fiscal year 2018 budget.
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.