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State parks commission holds public meeting

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Washington State Parks invites the public to a virtual meeting to learn more about ongoing recreation planning for Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry and Lewis and Clark Trail state parks.

The online meeting will focus on alternative approaches for addressing issues at the three parks, which are part of the agency’s Blue Mountain Area.

The meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. PT. via http://bit.ly/mtgNov172020

You do not need to download Microsoft Teams to join. You will need a web browser and speakers to watch and listen to the presentation.

The public can provide written questions, comments and suggestions during the meeting and until Dec. 4. More information can be found on the project webpage at: http://bit.ly/PalousePlan.

For additional information, or if you need special accommodations for the meeting, contact Laura Moxham at planning@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8649.

WDFW seeks comment on fishery policy

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking for public comment on the latest draft of its revised Hatchery and Fishery Reform policy (C-3619).

The policy was originally adopted in November 2009 with a stated purpose to advance the conservation and recovery of wild salmon and steelhead by promoting and guiding the implementation of hatchery reform. The Commission began a comprehensive review of the policy in 2018.

The Commission agreed to put the latest draft of the revised policy out for additional public comment during a virtual meeting on Nov. 6. Members of the public and representatives from salmon conservation and angling organizations also provided in-person comment at the meeting.

The latest draft of the policy is available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-11/fish_committee_recommendation_110220_0.pdf.

Comment on the revised policy is open until Nov. 30. The Commission expects to hear an update on the policy at its Dec. 4-5 meeting. Members of the public can submit comments on the draft policy language revisions to commission@dfw.wa.gov.

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