Game and Fish Commission to meet May 4 in Kingman
Posted May 2, 2018
Public workshop to be held May 5
The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Friday, May 4 at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 700 W. Beale Street, Kingman. The public can attend in person, view the meeting on a webcast at https://livestream.com/azgameandfish, or watch the meeting on streaming video from any regional office 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 (Friday only). The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. Among the items are:
- Approval of several consent agenda items.
- Consideration to implement intergovernmental agreement for the Community Fishing Program.
- Approval of new commission policy regarding commission compensation and expense reimbursement.
- Approval of a Salt River Project License Agreement for mitigation ponds.
- An update on state and federal legislation.
- Updates on commission priorities and the department’s deployment of the Arizona Management System.
- A briefing on Gila topminnow recovery efforts.
- An update on Federal lands planning.
- 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 for approval of four applications for FY 2019 Shooting Range Development Grants.
- An update on the Research Branch’s projects and activities.
- Request to approve a License Agreement with Arizona State Parks and the city of Safford authorizing a sewer main to cross the Roper Lake property to provide sewer service for Roper Lake State Park.
- Update on potential rotenone treatment in the Virgin River Gorge in 2018 if drought conditions persist.
- A request for approval of final rulemaking amending Article 3 rules addressing taking and handling of wildlife.
- An update on the Information, Education and Recreation Division’s Volunteer Programs highlighting the Pittman-Roberston Act’s match success and the power of the volunteer workforce.
- Consideration to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department for collaborative management of wildlife, habitat and outdoor recreation within the Maricopa County Parks system.
- Consideration to approve an Agreement to the Externship Agreement with Midwestern University, extending the term of the agreement for 5 years.
- A presentation on the Fiscal Year 2020 proposed budget and a proposed modification to the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
On Saturday, May, 5, the Commission will hold a public workshop beginning at 8 a.m. No legal action will be taken. The agenda includes a discussion of: Department marketing strategy and branding; funding for habitat projects and public conservation education; and protecting state authority to manage wildlife.
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.