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Game and Fish Commission to meet March 3 in Tucson

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Mar 2, 2017
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TUCSON, Ariz. — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday, March 3, at the International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road, in Tucson. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m.
The meeting can be attended in person or viewed at http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/CommissionCam.shtml. The meeting also can be viewed on streaming video at department headquarters in Phoenix, or any of the department’s regional offices statewide.

Those who wish to speak to the commission may submit “speaker cards” (blue cards) in person at the meeting, or from any regional office. The ability to speak to the commission is not available for those viewing the webcast.

Items on the agenda include:
  • Consideration to approve a Memorandum of Understanding to allow the Department to partner with Arizona Antelope Foundation on conservation and education programs.
  • A request to renew the existing Cooperative Agreement partnering with BLM and Bullhead City for management of the Colorado River Nature Center Wildlife Area for an additional 10 years.
  • A request to approve renewal of a Right-of-Way Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management for road access for administrative purposes at the Powers Butte Wildlife Area.
  • Consideration for approval of a License Agreement with Triskee Farms LLC for the purpose of planting and harvesting crops on the Quigley-Achee Wildlife Area.
  • An update on efforts towards accomplishing Commission Priorities.
  • An informational briefing on the Department’s deployment of the Arizona Management System’s methods and tools to reduce waste and build sustainable efficiency in Department systems and processes.
  • Request for approval of the Five-year Rule Review Report for Article 3, addressing the taking and handling of wildlife, for submission to G.R.R.C. 
  • A first read item: A Cooperative Agreement with the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe (YPIT) to provide support in the form of Conservation Law Enforcement training for the YPIT Police Department’s Conservation Officer position.
  • A first read item: Request for approval of a Special Use Permit with the Tonto National Forest allowing the Department to install artificial fish habitat in five reservoirs on the Tonto National Forest.
  • Hearings on license revocations for violations of Game and Fish codes, and civil assessments for the illegal taking and/or possession of wildlife (time certain at 10 a.m.).
  • A briefing on the role of private and public partnerships in reintroduction of threatened and endangered native wildlife.
  • Announcement of 2017 Heritage Grant award recipients.

To view a copy of the full meeting agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the “commission agenda” link.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is a five-member, policy-setting board that oversees the Arizona Game and Fish Department. For more information about the commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.

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