Aug 10th -12th Washington Commission Meeting

Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 08:00 AM through August 12, 2023

Show up in person or speak virtually!  Both require registration so follow the directions below.

RSVP to get reminders and talking points from various resources including the Washington Conservation Coalition and BHA - WA Chapter


During the upcoming WDFW Commission meeting taking place starting Thursday Aug 10 - Saturday Aug 12 there will be some important issues to listen to and engage during open public comment.  There are no specific agenda items that have public comment periods attached to them specifically so the time to comment would be during the general open public comment period at the beginning of Friday's meeting and/or Saturday's meeting.  On Thursday there is no open public comment period however the commission will be discussing their "Draft Conservation Policy" at the beginning of Thursday's meeting. 


Here is a link to the agenda. 

The "open public comment" periods are scheduled for Friday Aug 11 at 845am and Saturday at 8am.  Those two periods are when you can make your voice heard.  

The main topics to focus on, listen to or comment during open public comment are below.


  • Draft Conservation Policy - Thurs - 8:00- 9:30 AM – Big Tent Committee – Commissioners Baker, Lehmkuhl, Parker, Smith

Fri: Open Public Comment

  • North American Model Of Wildlife Conservation Presentation - FRI 12:55 - 2:25 PM – Agenda 7. Blue Sheet: North American Model of Wildlife Conservation presentation by Dr. John Organ.
  • Spring Black Bear Petition - Friday 3:10 - 3:25 PM – Agenda 9. Petition: Spring Bear 2024 Recreational Hunting – Briefing, Decision
  • Social Science - 3:25 - 4:55 – Agenda 10. Blue Sheet: Social Science – Briefing

Sat: Open Public Comment

*You can additionally comment during open public comment about the WDFW recommendation to downlist wolves.  Read about that here.

Again, the open public comment periods to make your voice heard on any of these issues or anything you want to express otherwise will be on Friday at appx: 845a and Saturday at appx: 8am.   To sign up to speak either in person or virtually via zoom be sure to click this link to get registered to speak.  Instructions to register to speak: be sure to select the correct date and under #7 enter Open Public Comment on either Fri or Saturday or both if you want to speak during both days.  

If you are unable to participate you can submit your comments on the Commission contact page.
To listen to the committee meetings, please access them here via zoom or by phone at the following phone numbers below.

1-253-215-8782 or 1-669-444-9171 (Toll-Free) and enter in Webinar ID: 831-4982-4406