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WDFW to hear public input on Columbia River salmon and sturgeon policies

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources, according to the agency's webpage. (WDFW / WDFW)
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources, according to the agency's webpage. (WDFW / WDFW)
From staff reports

The state’s wildlife commission will discuss Columbia River salmon management policies and take public comments on Lower Columbia sturgeon management Friday and Saturday.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor, will meet in Olympia. On Saturday, members will discuss the recently completed Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy review. Part of that review and subsequent commission discussions will consider how to make Washington’s and Oregon’s rules concurrent.

Also on Saturday, the commission will be briefed and take public comment on the Lower Columbia River Sturgeon Policy. According to a WDFW news release, there may be updates on the policy.

The commission also will consider two land transactions near Mount St. Helens and WDFW staff will brief the commission on seal and sea lion predation of salmon and steelhead.

A full agenda is available at wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings.html.

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