Conservation Commission Agenda

  • Thursday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. – BUDGET WORKSHOP and CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Friday, Sept. 4, 8:30 a.m. — REGULAR OPEN MEETING

Conservation Department Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City

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.

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

Sept. 3 – 10 a.m. — Budget Workshop then Closed Executive Session

  1. Budget Workshop
  2. Vote to close meeting
  3. Approval of minutes of previous executive session(s) (610.021 RSMo)
  4. 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.)
  5. Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product (610.021(17) RSMo)
  6. Consideration of negotiated contracts (610.021(12) RSMo)
  7. Consideration of legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo)
  8. Consideration of potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo)
  9. Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo)
  10. Adjourn closed session

Sept. 4, – 8:30 a.m. — Regular Open Meeting

Call to order — Don C. Bedell, Chair

Administration

  • Director’s Comments — Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • 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 29 Commission meeting — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation: Future Bear Season Framework — Presentation by Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist
  • Comments on future bear season by individuals who submitted written requests prior to the meeting (not to exceed five minutes each).
  • Action Item: Recommendation on Future Bear Season Framework — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation: Brown-headed Nuthatch Reintroduction — Sarah Kendrick, State Ornithologist

Administration – BudgetAndrew Bond, Chief Financial Officer

  • Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Financial Report
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to submit estimated Fiscal Year 2022 appropriation requests to the Office of Administration budget director pursuant to Section 33.220 RSMo

Infrastructure Management Branch

  • Presentation: Update on Infrastructure Inventory and Major Construction Projects — Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Management Branch Chief

Forestry SectionJustine Gartner, Forestry Section Chief

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell an estimated 998,693 board feet of timber located on 354 acres of Compartment 7, Clearwater Conservation Area in Reynolds County
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell an estimated 560,832 board feet of timber located on 387 acres of Compartment 3, Flag Spring Conservation Area in Barry County

Realty Committee Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director and Chair, Realty Committee

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to sell the 80-acre Potosi Towersite and fire tower in Washington County
  • Action Item: Recommendation for an approximately 150-acre tract of Fort Crowder Conservation Area in Newton County to revert back to the United States of America
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to name a 320-acre grassland tract in St. Clair County recently purchased from the Micham Family Trust as an addition to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie Conservation Area the “Dr. Harry and Mrs. Lina Berrier Memorial Tract of Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie Conservation Area”

Human Resources Branch

  • Action Item: Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan 2021 recommendation and plan update — Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief

Administration

  • Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any
  • Other matters of interest
  • Special Presentation: Recognition of Jeff Churan as a Missouri Master Conservationist
  • Adjourn

Future Meeting Dates

  • October 22-23, 2020
  • December 10-11, 2020

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 Com

  1. Action Item:  Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s) 
  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
  3. Action Item:  Recommendation for approval of policy statement change for the Clothing, Grooming and Appearance Standards policy in the Department’s Human Resources Policy Manual — Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief
    a) Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Report of Major Construction Projects Completed
    b) Current Major Construction Projects Status Report — Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Management Branch Chief
    a) Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Report of Information Technology Projects Completed
    b) Current Information Technology Projects Status Report — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief

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