NOTE: 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.

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).

3. Committee assignments

The Commission forms three committees from its membership, consisting of at least one commissioner (Pursuant to sections 105, 106 and 106.5, Fish and Game Code).

(A) Marine Resources Committee

(B) Wildlife Resources Committee

(C) Tribal Committee

CONSENT ITEMS

4. Initial private lands wildlife habitat enhancement and management area (PLM) license and plan

Consider approving initial PLM plan and 2019-2023 license for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Glen County

I. Anderson Ranch

5. Five-year PLM plans

Consider approving five-year PLM plans and 2019-2023 licenses for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Humboldt County

I. Redwood House Ranch

II. Smith River PLM

III. Wiggins Ranch

(B) Kern/Los Angeles counties

I. Tejon Ranch

(C) Mendocino County

I. Capistran Ranch

II. Four Pines Ranch

(D) Monterey County

I. Work Ranch

(E) San Luis Obispo County

I. Hearst Ranch

(F) Tehama County

I. Bell Ranch

6. Annual PLM plans

Consider approving annual PLM plans and 2019/2020 licenses for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Del Norte County

I. Alexandre Ecodairy Farms PLM

(B) Humboldt County

I. Big Lagoon

II. Cottrell Ranch

III. Diamond C Outfitters

IV. Hunter Ranch

V. Klamath PLM

VI. Rainbow Ridge PLM

VII. Stover Ranch

(C) Mendocino County

I. Amann Ranch

II. Carley Ranch

III. Christensen Ranch

IV. Elk Creek Ranch

V. Miller-Eriksen Ranch

VI. Sanhedrin Ranch

VII. Seven Springs Ranch

VIII. Shamrock Ranch

IX. Spring Valley Ranch

X. Summer Camp Ranch

(D) Merced County

I. DeFrancesco/Eaton Ranch

(E) Modoc County

I. Roberts Ranch

(F) Monterey County

I. Alexander Ranch

II. Hartnell Ranch

III. Indian Valley Cattle Company (Lombardo Ranch)

IV. Peachtree Ranch

V. Sky Rose Ranch, LLC. PLM

(G) Monterey/San Benito counties

I. Morisoli Ranch

(H) Monterey/San Luis Obispo counties

I. Camp 5 Outfitters - Roth Ranch PLM

(I) San Benito County

I. Lewis Ranch

II. Lone Ranch

III. Rancho La Cuesta

IV. Trinchero Ranch

(J) San Joaquin County

I. Connolly and Corral Hollow Ranch

(K) San Luis Obispo County

I. Avenales Ranch

II. Carnaza Ranch

III. Carrizo Ranch

IV. Chimney Rock Ranch

V. Clark and white Ranches

VI. D – Rafter “L” Ranch, LLC

(L) San Luis Obispo/Kern counties

I. Temblor Ranch

(M) Shasta County

I. Stackhouse Ranch

(N) Solano County

I. Buckeye Ranch

(O) Tehama County

I. 3D Ranch

II. R Wild Horse Ranch

(P) Trinity County

I. Stewart Ranch

II. Travis Ranch

7. Bumble bees

Receive 90 day evaluation report from the Department for the petition to list Crotch bumble bee (Bombus crotchii), Franklin’s bumble bee (Bombus franklini), Suckley cuckoo bumble bee (Bombus suckleyi), and western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis occidentalis) as endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)

8. San Bernadino kangaroo rat

Receive a petition to list San Bernardino kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus) as an endangered species under CESA. (Pursuant to Section 2073.3, Fish and Game Code, and subsection 670.1(c), Title 14, CCR)

9. Transgenic zebrafish

Receive an application for a permit to import, possess, transport or rear, or conduct research on, transgenic zebrafish. (Pursuant to subdivision 15007(e), Fish and Game Code, and subsection 671.1(a)(8)(H), Title 14, CCR)

10. Archery equipment and crossbow

Consider adopting proposed changes to archery equipment and crossbow regulations, including bow draw weight and possession of a firearm while bow hunting.
(Section 354, Title 14, CCR)

11. Hagfish traps

Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend commercial take of hagfish regulations, including use of barrel traps and buoy marking requirement for all trap types.
(Section 180.6, Title 14, CCR)

12. Acting executive director’s report

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

(A) Staff report

(B) Legislative report and possible action

I. Proposed delisting of gray wolf under the federal Endangered Species Act

13. Tribal Committee

Discuss and consider approving draft agenda topics for the next committee meeting. Consider approving new topics to address at a future committee meeting.

(A) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and consider approving new topics

14. Tribal Committee

Discuss and consider approving draft agenda topics for the next committee meeting. Consider approving new topics to address at a future committee meeting.

(A) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and consider approving new topics

15. Mammal hunting

Consider adopting proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations, including sheep/elk tag quotas, and deer/elk tag validation.
(Sections 362, 364, 364.1 and 708.6, Title 14, CCR) Commission staff will recommend that this item be continued for possible adoption at the Commission’s May 16, 2019 teleconference.

16. Waterfowl

Consider adopting proposed changes to migratory waterfowl regulations and concurrence with federal regulations. (Sections 502 and 509, Title 14, CCR)

17. Klamath River Basin sport fishing

Discuss proposed changes to Klamath River Basin sport fishing regulations. (Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)

18. Central Valley salmon sport fishing

Discuss proposed changes to Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations. (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (68), (124) and (156.5), Title 14, CCR)

19. Upper Klamath-Trinity river spring Chinook salmon

Discuss and consider authorizing take. (Pursuant to Section 2084, Fish and Game Code)

20. Strategic planning

Receive an update on and discuss next steps in the strategic planning process.

21. Petitions for regulation change

Consider petitions 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 #2018-018 AM 1: Extend crow hunting season in Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

II. Petition #2018-019: Increase trap opening size for recreational take of shrimp south of Point Conception

III. Petition #2019-001: Limit use of leased parking sites in Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve parking lot

IV. Petition #2019-002: Authorize purchase of trap endorsement for nearshore permits converted at 2:1 rate

V. Petition #2019-003: Emergency regulation for recreational take of purple sea urchin at Tanker’s Reef in Monterey County

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

22. Non-regulatory requests

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

(A) Action on current non-regulatory requests

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff or the Department for review – None scheduled at this time

23. Departmental informational items

The Department will highlight items of note since the last Commission meeting.

Director’s report

I. Update on tricolored blackbird population estimates and progress with safe harbor agreements

(B) Law Enforcement Division

(C) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division

I. Recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) report

II. Update on efforts to eradicate nutria in California

(D) Marine Region

I. Year in review – 2018

II. Update on annual recreational ocean salmon and Pacific halibut regulations, and automatic conformance to federal regulations

III. Update on federal fishery disaster declaration requests

IV. Update on transition to electronic commercial fisheries landing receipts (“E-Tix”)

24. Marine Resources Committee

Discuss updates and/or recommendations from the March 20, 2019 committee meeting. Consider approving new topics to address at a future committee meeting.

(A) March 20, 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

25. Whale and turtle protection in the Dungeness crab fishery

Update on legal settlement agreement to protect whales and sea turtles from entanglement in commercial Dungeness crab gear, and potential application to the recreational Dungeness crab fishery.

26. Commission administrative items

Discuss and consider action on the upcoming meeting agenda items and rulemaking timetable, and identify any new business for discussion at a future meeting.

Next meetings – May 16, 2019 (teleconference) and June 12-13, 2019

(B) Rulemaking timetable updates

(C) New business

Adjourn