Notes:
See important meeting deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

Invitation:
The Commission invites members of the public to join commissioners and staff for one or more field trips that will take place following the meeting recess on Wednesday; details will be released before the Commission meeting. Members of the public are welcome but must provide their own transportation.

Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

1. Consider approving agenda and order of items

2. General public comment for items not on agenda

Receive public comment regarding topics within the Commission’s authority that are not included on the agenda. Note: The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting (sections 11125 and 11125.7(a), Government Code).

CONSENT ITEMS

3. Foothill yellow-legged frog

Receive the Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) as an endangered or threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)

4. Executive director’s report

Receive an update from the executive director on staffing and legislative information.

(A) Staff report

(B) Legislative report, federal regulatory notices, and possible action

I. Discuss AB 1080 and SB 54 and consider authorizing a comment letter

II. Discuss Pacific Fishery Management Council consideration of authorizing pelagic fishing using longline gear and consider submitting a comment letter

5. Tribal Committee

Discuss updates and recommendations from the October 8, 2019 committee meeting. Consider approving new topics to address at a future committee meeting.

(A) October 8, 2019 meeting summary

I. Receive and consider adopting recommendations

(B) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and consider approving new topics


6. Wildlife Resources Committee

Discuss updates and recommendations from the September 10, 2019 committee meeting. Consider approving new topics to address at a future committee meeting.

(A) September 10, 2019 meeting summary

I. Receive and consider adopting recommendations

(B) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and consider approving new topics

7. Possession of nongame animals (nutria)

Discuss proposed changes to possession of nongame animals regulations, in order to exclude nutria (Myocastor coypus) from the list of nongame animals that can be possessed alive with a special permit. (Section 473, Title 14, CCR)

8. Wildlife and inland fisheries items of interest from previous meetings

These items are generally updates on agenda topics recently heard before the Commission.

(A) Update on stakeholder discussions related to the Commission’s draft Delta Fisheries Management Policy and existing Striped Bass Policy

9. Wildlife and inland fisheries petitions for regulation change

Consider requests submitted by members of the public to adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Action on current petitions

I. Petition #2019-013: Authorize falconers and raptor propagators to receive non-releasable raptors from rehabilitation facilities

II. Petition #2019-016 AM 1: Authorize spring bear hunting

III. Petition #2019-017 AM 1: Establish an open archery season for bear and deer hunting in Marble Mountain and Trinity Alps wilderness areas

IV. Petition #2019-018: Exempt ferrets from the list of restricted species

(B) Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff or the Department for review – None scheduled at this time

10. Wildlife and inland fisheries non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

Consider non-regulatory requests submitted by members of the public at previous meetings.

(A) Action on non-regulatory requests

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff or the Department for review