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Wildlife Commission chair interviewed by lawmakers

Miranda Wecker of Naselle chairs the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a nine-member citizen panel that sets state wildlife policy. (Photo by Bill Wagner/Longview Daily News / The Spokesman-Review)
Miranda Wecker of Naselle chairs the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a nine-member citizen panel that sets state wildlife policy. (Photo by Bill Wagner/Longview Daily News / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT — Miranda Wecker of Naselle, who continues in her position as chair of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, had another confirmation hearing in Olympia with the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee.

She answered questions highlighting some of her stands on commercial fishing and wolf recovery.

But despite the second appearance before the committee in a year, there's been no promise that Wecker will be officially confirmed.

So she continues to lead the commission at the pleasure of the current governor as well as former Gov. Gregoire, who appointed her to the panel in 2005.  

I guess the lawmakers are just bringing her in to let her know they know she's there.

That's not all bad.




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