WDFW DEC 9th 2022

WDFW Commission Meeting

Friday, December 9, 2022 – Regular Meeting - starts at 8am

Virtual Participation: 
If you are interested in providing verbal public comment, please pre-register here. The following pre-registration deadlines are in effect: 

  • Pre-registration public comment closes at 8 am Friday for Friday’s comment periods and at 8 am on Saturday for Saturday’s comment periods.  
  • Enter the date on the pull down and enter Fri OPI in the comment box.
  • You'll be called upon to speak for 3 minutes - use this link for zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86718864047

Link to Full Agenda - https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/meetings/2022/8-10dec2022-fwc-agenda



#1 Example:  Comment on the Nov 18th WDFW Spring Bear meeting -  where a game of semantics was played on the word "recreational", a level of science requested that could end all hunting in Washington State or the fact that an unnamed, outside influencer reached Commissioner Rowland during the meeting (she stated this) and this resulted in influenced and changed policy(see rules below).  This was not a meeting open to public comment!

RCW 42.30.060

Ordinances, rules, resolutions, regulations, etc., adopted at public meetingsNoticeSecret voting prohibited.

(1) No governing body of a public agency shall adopt any ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation, order, or directive, except in a meeting open to the public and then only at a meeting, the date of which is fixed by law or rule, or at a meeting of which notice has been given according to the provisions of this chapter. Any action taken at meetings failing to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be null and void.
(2) No governing body of a public agency at any meeting required to be open to the public shall vote by secret ballot. Any vote taken in violation of this subsection shall be null and void, and shall be considered an "action" under this chapter.

#2 Example: Commissioner Rowland has submitted a blue sheet calling on the moratorium of beaver trapping.  Is there a conservation need for this moratorium? NO.  Beaver Trapping is a valuable wildlife management tool. 

See trapping info here - https://furbearerconservation.com/why-trap