Game and Fish Commission to meet Friday in Yuma
Posted February 14, 2018
YUMA, Ariz. — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Pivot Point Conference Center, 310 N. Madison Ave., in Yuma.
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 with the exception of the regional office in Yuma.
Those who wish to speak to the commission may submit “speaker cards” (blue cards) in person at the meeting, or from any regional office (except Yuma). The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.
Items on the agenda include:
- A request to approve proposed rulemaking amending Article 3 rules addressing the taking and handling of wildlife.
- 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 department’s development and implementation of a marketing and sales program.
- A briefing on the results of a recently completed wildlife inventory on the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, with a focus on some of the unique nongame species that were detected during these surveys.
- An update on department activities and involvement with resource management planning and other major actions on federal lands in Arizona.
- 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 briefing on the department’s small game program.
- A first-read item: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the department to partner with and provide funding for habitat to Ducks Unlimited.
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.