Idaho Fish and Game Idaho Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game Commission
Quarterly Meeting
November 13-14, 2013

Magic Valley Regional Office
324 S. 417 East, Suite#1
Jerome, Idaho 83338
(208) 324-4359

Note: Times on the agenda are approximate and subject to change.

8:30 a.m. Commission Field Tour of Rock Creek Property
2:00 p.m. Conservation Law Enforcement Workshop
4:00 p.m. Dinner / Enforcement (Dinner served at 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Public Hearing – Magic Valley Regional Office, 324 S. 417 East, Suite#1, Jerome, Idaho 83338
Note: Meetings of the Commission during field trips and catered meals are open to public attendance, but additional arrangements may be involved for those who wish to attend. For more information on such arrangements, please contact Mary Boyer at (208) 334-3771. During field trips and catered meals, the Commission may engage in brainstorming activities and informal discussions of regional and general interest, but the Commission will not take up any item for action.

8:00 a.m. 1. Opening Comments – Stirling Pouge-Elms Award – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
8:15 a.m.2. Agenda Changes – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
8:20 a.m.3.Consent Calendar (Action Requested by Department)
  1. Minutes
  2. Financial Report
8:25 a.m. 4. Review of Public Comment – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
8:45 a.m.5. Conservation Officer Survey Results – Jon Heggen, Chief, Enforcement & Dr. Nick Sanyal, University of Idaho
9:30 a.m.6. Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation Report – Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
9:40 a.m.7. Ratification of Rules (Action Requested by Department) – Kathleen Trever, Deputy Attorney General
9:50 a.m.8. Land Acquisitions: Harris Land Exchange, Brunn Acquisition, and Maynard Gulch Acquisition (Action Requested by Department) – Gregg Servheen, Wildlife Program Coordinator
10:10 A.M. - BREAK
10:30 a.m.9. Westslope Cutthroat Management Plan (Action Requested by Department) – Scott Grunder, Conservation & Restoration Coordinator
10:40 a.m.10. Legislative Update and 2014 Legislative Process Guidance – Sharon Kiefer, Deputy Director
11:00 a.m.11. 2013 Wildfire Update – Jerome Hansen, Magic Valley Regional Supervisor & Scott Reinecker, Southwest Regional Supervisor
11:20 a.m.12. Wildlife Management Area Briefing – Tom Hemker, Wildlife Habitat Manager
11:35 a.m.13. Negotiated Rulemaking Briefing (Bear Baiting & LAP) – Jeff Gould, Chief, Wildlife
12:00 - LUNCH
1:00 p.m.14. Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board Rulemaking Update: Outfitting for Turkey and Waterfowl – Jeff Gould, Chief, Wildlife
1:20 p.m.15.
  1. Modification to Elk Hunt 56-3 (Action Requested by Department)
  2. Elk Plan Update
– Toby Boudreau, Wildlife Program Coordinator
1:50 p.m.16. Briefing Western Governors' Association West-wide Crucial Habitat – Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool – Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool FAQs – Gary Vecellio, Environmental Staff Biologist
2:05 p.m.17. Wolverine and Other ESA Candidate Species Update – Rex Sallabanks, Wildlife Diversity Program Manager
2:20 p.m.18. Appoint Commission Representative to WAFWA (Action Item) – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
2:25 p.m.19. Set the 2014 Commission Calendar – Bob Barowsky, Commission Chairman
2:35 P.M. - BREAK
2:50 p.m.20. Reservist Award / Gene Wright – Jerome Hansen, Regional Supervisor
3:00 p.m.21. Bighorn Sheep Management Update – Brad Compton, Assistant Chief, Wildlife & Hollie Miyasaki, Regional Wildlife Biologist
3:30 p.m.22. Director's Report – Virgil Moore, Director
4:00 p.m.23. Commissioner Reports – Commissioners
4:40 p.m.24. Executive Session I.C. 67-2345(1) (b) (c) (f)