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.

  • October 21-22, 2021
  • December 9-10, 2021
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Missouri Conservation Commission August 2021 Meeting Tentative Agenda

Missouri Conservation Commission August 2021 Meeting Tentative Agenda

  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 1:30 p.m. – BUDGET WORKSHOP & CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Friday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m. – CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Friday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. — REGULAR OPEN MEETING
  • ÏMeetings will be held at MDC Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City.

Background documents related to open meeting 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.

To view live streaming of the open meeting, or to watch recordings of past meetings, go to http://on.mo.gov/2nodPJU.

Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. — Budget Workshop & Closed Executive Session

  • Budget Workshop
  • 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

Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. — Regular Open Meeting

Call to order — Barry Orscheln, Chair

Administration

  • Director’s Comments — Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • Feral Hog Presentation — Travis Guerrant, State Director MO/IA, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services; Amy Salveter, Public Services Staff Officer, USDA USFS; and Jason Jensen, MDC Community and Private Land Services Field Chief
  • 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

  • Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, including recommendations for changes from mid-year Wildlife Code review, and orders of rulemaking to finalize changes initially approved during the May 21 Commission meeting — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item:Mark Twain Lake Catfish — Ross Dames, District Supervisor
  • Presentation/Action Item: Paddlefish — Joe McMullen, Scientist
  • Realty Committee: — Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director and Chair, Realty Committee
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to accept the donation of approximately 45.83 acres in Taney County as an addition to Drury-Mincy Conservation Area
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to accept the donation of approximately 105 acres in Washington County as an addition to Pea Ridge Conservation Area

Administration - Budget — Andrew Bond, Chief Financial Officer

  • Fiscal Year 2021 Year-End Financial Report
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to submit estimated Fiscal Year 2023 appropriation requests to the Office of Administration budget director pursuant to Section 33.220 RSMo

Information Technology Branch

  • Fiscal Year 2021 Year-End Report of Information Technology Projects Completed — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief

Infrastructure Management Branch

  • Fiscal Year 2021 Year-End Report of Major Construction Projects Completed — Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Branch Chief

  • Action Item: Consideration of consultant contract for Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery Renovation, Laclede County

Human Resources Branch

  • Action Item: Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan 2022 recommendation and plan update — Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief

Administration — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell:
    a) an estimated 1,517,504 board feet of timber located on 924 acres of Compartment 1, Rocky Creek Conservation Area in Shannon County; and
    b) an estimated 2,378,524 board feet of timber located on 639 acres of Compartment 8, Clearwater Conservation Area in Reynolds County

Administration

  • Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any
  • 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  Quarterly Permit Suspensions/Revocations Report — Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor
  • C.4  Action Item: Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan recommendation to update Trust Agreement and appoint a new staff representative to the Board of Trustees — Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief
  • C.5  Major Construction Projects Status Report — Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Management Branch Chief
  • C.6  Information Technology Projects Status Report — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief
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Browse previously recorded Conservation Commission meetings in the Livestream archive.