Game and Fish Commission to meet Jan. 11
Posted January 9, 2019
PHOENIX — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix.
The public can attend the meeting or view it via webcast at https://www.azgfd.com/agency/commission/commission-cam/. The meeting also can be watched on streaming video at 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 Game and Fish office. The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.
Consent items on Friday’s agenda:
- Approval to renew the Utility Permit Agreement with Arizona Public Service for maintaining power poles and lines that provide electricity to certain irrigation well sites at Power Butte Wildlife Area.
- Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Arizona State University Research Enterprise to allow the department to partner with and provide future funding to plan and build an unmanned aerial vehicle for the department’s Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program.
- Approval of a license agreement for maintenance on the north bridge at the EC Bar Ranch in Apache County.
Other items on Friday’s agenda include:
- 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.
- An update on the department’s involvement with resource management planning and other major actions on federal lands in Arizona.
- A briefing on the department’s Coordinated Bird Monitoring Program.
- Hearings on license revocations for violations of Game and Fish codes and civil assessments (time certain 10 a.m.)
- Request for approval of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking amending R12-4-102, R12-4-106 and R12-4-204 (implementing House Bill 2404 – taxidermy; registry).
- Consideration for establishing a base age-guideline for alternative elk management units.
- A briefing on a potential Memorandum of Understanding to partner and share funding with Trout Unlimited for conservation, habitat projects and education programs.
- A presentation of a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the department to partner with the Nevada Department of Wildlife for conservation and management activities in Arizona for Arizona’s herpetofauna and other wildlife species.
- Consideration to renew a Special Land Use Permit Agreement with the Arizona State Land Department for the purpose of leasing land to protect the White Mountain Grasslands Wildlife Area and maintain and enhance wildlife values.
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.