OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission decided on Chelan River rule making and species classifications at its virtual meeting on Friday, Oct. 7.
The Commission unanimously decided to maintain a closure of a section of the Chelan River to fishing.
The Commission also decided to down-list the American white pelican from threatened to sensitive, and list the Cascade red fox as endangered in Washington state.
In addition, commissioners received a briefing on the Shared Stewardship program that establishes a framework for the Washington Department of Fish and (WDFW) to work with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service toward mutual goals to respond to increasing challenges facing communities, landscapes, and natural resources across the state.
The Commission discussed future meeting planning, including an upcoming Wildlife Committee meeting on Oct. 13 to discuss the approach to Game Management Plan planning.
To view a recording of the meeting and other meeting materials, as well as information about upcoming Commission meetings, visit WDFW’s website.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is a panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for the WDFW. WDFW works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.