CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION UPDATE
This Gaines & Associates “California Fish and Game Commission Update” is intended to provide our clients with the status of items of concern currently in front of the California Fish and Game Commission – including what to expect at this Wednesday’s meeting of the Commission, and a recap of what took place at the Commission’s February 2021 meeting.
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CALIFORNIA FISH & GAME COMMISSION – April 2021 Meeting Agenda
The April 2021 meeting of the California Fish and Game Commission is a one-day webinar/teleconference meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 th.
For instructions on how watch or listen to the meeting, or how to provide public comment during the meeting, visit FGC Meeting – Watch/Participate
All agenda items of interest and concern to clients of Gaines & Associates are highlighted below:
To view the full agenda, click FGC – April 2021 Mtg Agenda
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 9:00 AM CONSENT Agenda Item 9 – Mountain Lion
Under this agenda item the Commission will consider granting a Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) request for a six-month extension to deliver its one-year status review report on the petition to list six populations of mountain lion as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).
To provide some background, in June 2019, the Commission received a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Mountain Lion Foundation to list six populations identified as the southern California/central coast evolutionarily significant unit (ESU) of mountain lion as threatened under CESA. In April 2020, the Commission determined that the petition provided sufficient information to indicate that the petitioned action may be warranted and established populations of mountain lions in those ESUs as a protected, candidate species. Pursuant to California Fish and Game Code (FGC), DFW has one year to complete a status review from the date of notice, unless the Commission grants an extension of time.
At this meeting, the Commission will consider DFW’s request for a six month extension to further analyze and evaluate the available science, to undergo the peer review process, and to complete its status review. Note that the Commission must receive the DFW status review report before they can make a final listing decision.
To view the full petition filed to the Commission by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Mountain Lion Foundation, click CBD/MLF Petition to List
To read the full report: Gaines Report — California Fish and Game Commission Update — April 2021