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Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting

September 16, 2021 from 7:00 8:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Disabled Accommodation:

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Michelle Johnson at (707) 565-2970 or by email by 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard provisions for the duration of the public health emergency.


I. Call to Order
A. Roll Call

II. Adoption of Minutes
A. July 2021 Minutes

III. Correspondence
A. Fish and Game Commission Notices

IV. Financial Reports 
A. June – August 2021 Financial Reports for General Fund

V. New Business 
A. Funding for Being with Bears: A Collaborative DNA Study to Determine Population Estimates and Genealogy of the North Bay’s Black Bears.  Due to a lack of data or research studies about black bears in Sonoma County, Sonoma Ecology Center and North Bay Bear Collaborative have identified a need to develop estimates of black bear abundance and density so appropriate and successful black bear management techniques can be developed, and bear-human conflicts can be avoided or minimized. $3,500.00.  Sonoma Ecology Center with North Bay Bear Collaboration, Wendy Hayes or Meghan Walla-Murphy.  First Reading.
B. Funding to Purchase Bear-Proof Garbage/Recycling Receptacles.  Sonoma County Regional Parks has identified installing bear-proof trash and recycling receptacles throughout Regional Parks as a high priority project, with an emphasis on the importance of installing these containers before bears develop a taste for human food.  This strategy can help our community prevent dangerous human-bear encounters before they begin to occur.  The Parks Foundation is requesting a grant of $4,400 to purchase two BearSaver (or equivalent) trash and recycling receptacles.  $4,400.00.  Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, Melissa Kelly.  First Reading.

VI. Reports/Comments
A. Public 
B. Board

VII. Adjourn

Public Comment

Prior to the Meeting

Public comment may be submitted via recorded voice message or email.

Voice Recorded Public Comment: To submit public comment via recorded message, please call (707) 565-2029 by 5:00 pm Wednesday, the day prior to the meeting. State your name and the item number(s) on which you wish to speak. The recordings will be limited to three minutes. These comments may be played at the appropriate time during the hearing.

Email Public Comments: To submit an emailed public comment to the Fish & Wildlife Commission, email by 5:00 pm Wednesday, the day prior to the meeting. Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all Commissioners.

During the Meeting

Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it's your turn to speak.

Email Public Comments: One may also email public comment to throughout the meeting. All emailed public comments will be forwarded to all Commissioners.

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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