Draft Policies For Grays Harbor Salmon, Columbia Sturgeon Available For Review

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment through Jan. 9 on draft policies for managing Grays Harbor salmon and lower Columbia River white sturgeon populations.

The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), extended public comment on the two policies during discussions at its public meeting Dec. 6-7 in Olympia.

Also during the meeting, the commission approved proposals by WDFW to purchase three properties to protect fish and wildlife habitat and provide public access for outdoor recreation.

State fishery managers have been working with a citizen committee and the public since October to develop the draft options for a new policy to address conservation and catch allocation for Grays Harbor salmon fisheries.

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Shellfish Initiative Advisory Group Meeting

On Dec. 9 in Tacoma, The Shellfish Initiative Advisory Group will provide updates on the status of Washington State Shellfish Initiative measures from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D Street, Tacoma.

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Mason County Heritage Grant Cycle Apps

The Mason County Commissioners and the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Winter 2013-14 Mason County Heritage Grant cycle. More information HERE.

Belfair Sewer Advisory Committee Apps

Mason County is seeking applicants to fill a single vacancy on the Belfair Sewer Advisory Committee. More information HERE.