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Game and Fish Commission to meet March 9 in Douglas

Posted March 8, 2018

DOUGLAS, Ariz.  — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Friday, March 9, at the Douglas City Council Chambers, 425 E. 10th St., in Douglas, Ariz.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting can be attended in person or viewed live at http://livestream.com/azgameandfishThe meeting also can be viewed 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 regional office. The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.

Among the items on the agenda are:

  • Request for approval of a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the department to partner with and provide funding for habitat to Ducks Unlimited.
  • An update on state and federal legislation
  • An update on commission priorities, including a briefing regarding business enterprise development.
  • An update on the deployment of the Arizona Management System.
  • Announcement of the 2018 Heritage Grant awards.
  • A briefing on the native aquatic conservation efforts at the Department’s Aquatic Research and Conservation Center (ARCC).
  • An update on department activities and and involvment in 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. Friday).
  • An informational update on the “Conserve and Protect” statewide public awareness campaign.
  • Consideration to renew an agreement between the department and the Hopi Tribe for wildlife management, hunting management and big game permit allocations to Hopi tribal members on Hopi Trust Land (first read).
  • Consideration to approve an agreement between the commission and Coconino County for a shared urban wildlife planner position.
  • Request to approve a new Commission policy, A2.15, Commission Per Diem Compensation and Expense Reimbursement..
See the full meeting agenda.

On Saturday, March 10, the commission will travel to the Malpai Ranch for a presentation and tour of the Malpai Museum, and then travel to the Slaughter Ranch for a tour of the Slaughter Ranch Museum. The commission will not take any action during the field trip.

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.

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