Commission Meetings and Actions

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The Conservation Commission meets regularly throughout the state. Agendas for upcoming meetings are published online one week prior to the meeting.

Tentative Meeting Dates

Dates are subject to change. Locations will be announced later.

  • January 22-22, 2021
  • March 25-26, 2021
  • May 20-21, 2021
  • July 8-9, 2021
  • August 26-27, 2021
  • October 21-22, 2021
  • December 9-10, 2021
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Missouri Conservation Commission May 2021 Meeting Tentative Agenda

  • Thursday, May 20, 1 p.m. – Closed Executive Session
  • Friday, May 21, 9 a.m. -- Regular Open Meeting

Background documents related to the open agenda items are available for public viewing at Conservation Department Headquarters, Jefferson City, for eight calendar days prior to the meeting. Any person who would like to comment to the Commission about a specific agenda item must make a written request to the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting. The time allotted for public comment and the number of speakers will be at the Commission’s discretion. Recording the open meeting is permissible, pursuant to any guidelines established by the Commission to minimize disruption to the meeting. Individuals wishing to record the open meeting by audiotape, videotape, or other electronic means should notify the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting so accommodations for such recording can be made.

The workshop and open meeting will tentatively be virtual meetings. The public may attend at Commission Headquarters provided adequate space is available. To view live streaming of the open meeting, or to watch recordings of past meetings, go to http://on.mo.gov/2nodPJU.

May 20 at 1 p.m. -- Closed Executive Session

  • Vote to close meeting.
  • 1 – Approval of minutes of previous executive session(s) (610.021 RSMo.).
  • 2 – Consideration of supporting documentation related to recommendations to suspend or revoke hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges (621.021(1), 610.021.14, 454.440.9, 211.321 RSMo.)
  • 3 – Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product (610.021(17) RSMo.).
  • 4 – Consideration of negotiated contracts (610.021(12) RSMo.).
  • 5 – Consideration of legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo.
  • 6 – Consideration of potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo.).
  • 7 – Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.).
  • Adjourn closed session.

May 21 at 9 a.m. -- Regular Open Meeting

Call to order - Don C. Bedell, Chair

Administration

  1. Director’s Comments -- Sara Parker Pauley, Director

Guest: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation -- Simon Roosevelt, Chair

  1. Action Item: Consideration of items on the Consent Calendar (to be approved with a single action unless any Commission member requests an item be removed and taken up separately). Items removed will be addressed as the last action item on the meeting agenda.

Regulations Committee

  1. Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, and associated action items --< Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
    • Presentation/Action Item: Recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code regarding rules pertaining to all portions of the 2021-2022 deer hunting season -- Presentation by Jason Isabelle, Cervid Program Supervisor, with Action Item by Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
    • Presentation: Periodic Rule Review -- Travis McLain, Protection Field Chief
    • Presentation: Paddlefish -- Sara Trip, Scientist
    • Presentation: Canine Program -- Introduction by Randy Doman, Protection Branch Chief, with presentation by Russell Duckworth, Protection Regional Supervisor

Administration - Budget

  1. Financial Report -- Andrew Bond, Chief Financial Officer
  2. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of the Department’s Fiscal Year 2022 Internal Expenditure Plan -- Andrew Bond, Chief Financial Officer

Infrastructure Management Branch

  1. Major Construction Projects Status Report -- Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Branch Chief

Administration

  1. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell an estimated 528,039 board feet of timber located on 254 acres of Compartment 3, Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area in Howard and Randolph Counties -- Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director
  2. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell an estimated 1,280,714 board feet of timber located on 796 acres of Compartment 7, Rocky Creek Conservation Area in Shannon County -- Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director
  3. Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any.
  4. Legislative Update -- Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director

Other matters of interest

Adjourn

Consent Calendar

Items on the following Consent Calendar either require Commission Action (if noted) or may be written reports presented for Commission information only.

The Consent Calendar covers routine items to be taken up by the Commission as the first order of business and approved with a single action. Any Commission member may request an item be removed from the Consent Calendar to be addressed individually. Any Commission member may abstain from voting on an item without removing it by specifying the item number and his/her desire to abstain prior to the vote. Items removed from the Consent Calendar are taken up in numerical order as called for by the Commission Chair or as listed on the regular meeting agenda.

C.1 Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s)

C.2 Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause -- Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor

C.3 Action Item: Consideration of request for reinstatement of hunting privileges -- Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor

C.4 Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke hunting privileges of individual(s) who inflicted injury to another person while hunting -- Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor

C.5 Quarterly Permit Suspensions/Revocations Report -- Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor

C.6 Action Item: Recommendation to approve the Distributed Work Plan -- Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director

C.7 Information Technology Projects Status Report -- Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief

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