WDFW Seeks Nominations For Steelhead And Cutthroat Policy Advisory Group

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations to a citizen advisory group that advises the department on steelhead and anadromous cutthroat management issues.
The department will select as many as 15 individuals to serve two-year terms on the Steelhead/Cutthroat Policy Advisory Group, with new terms beginning in January 2015. Advisors provide guidance to WDFW on a range of issues related to management of steelhead and cutthroat. Advisors also serve as an important communication link between the department and its constituents.
Advisors should have a broad statewide interest in steelhead and cutthroat. They must effectively communicate with large segments of the public and clearly articulate their ideas and guidance to fishery managers within the department. The advisory group will meet approximately four times each year and advisors are asked to provide comment on written material throughout the year.
Current members of the advisory group are encouraged to reapply. WDFW is also looking for new candidates with varied backgrounds who can effectively present their views on steelhead and anadromous cutthroat management to WDFW and the public.

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WDFW Seeks Additional Candidates For Puget Sound Sport Fisheries Enhancement Group

OLYMPIA – People active in the sportfishing community have a few more weeks to apply for membership on a committee that oversees the Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement program.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will now accept nominations to the 10-member Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Oversight Committee through Nov. 16. The original application deadline was Oct. 15.

Ryan Lothrop, WDFW’s Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, said people who have already applied to the committee do not need to re-submit their application.

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History Of Washington’s Death Penalty To Be Discussed At Harvie Social Justice Lecture

LACEY, Wash. – Nick Brown, general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, will discuss the history of the death penalty in Washington State and the factors leading Inslee to suspend the use of capital punishment at the next installment of the Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series on Friday, November 7. “Washington State’s Moratorium on the Death Penalty,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. at Saint Martin’s University in Harned Hall, Room 110, on the Lacey campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE.

Inslee imposed the moratorium in February, an action that caught many people by surprise, but he arrived at the decision following a careful review and reflection of its application in our state. Since that time, there has been heightened, national attention on the death penalty and its fairness and cost.

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State Parks Kicks Off Public Planning Process For Fudge Point On Harstine Island

OLYMPIA – Oct. 23, 2014 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the beginning of a public process to develop a management plan for Fudge Point on Harstine Island in Mason County.
The public is invited to participate in the process at an initial meeting scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Mason County PUD 3 operations center at 2621 E. Johns Prairie Rd. in Shelton. Directions to the PUD 3 building: http://j.mp/1wfPt5P
During the planning process, the public will have several opportunities to provide input and comments on the recreational development of the property. More information about the Fudge Point management planning process is available here: http://www.parks.wa.gov/896/Fudge-Point-Planning
Fudge Point is located on the east side of Harstine Island, 3/4 miles south of McMicken Island State Park. Washington State Parks acquired the 136-acre property in 2013 and 2014, for public access and recreation. It includes 3,300 acres of natural shoreline; Buffington’s Lagoon; a flat, sandy beach; and adjacent uplands. The location is recognized as having high-quality habitat, including undisturbed nearshore habitat for salmon. For a map of Fudge Point visit: http://j.mp/1t6UOKp

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