Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 2014 Conservation Action

The Conservation Commission met Oct. 16 and 17 at Conservation Department
Headquarters in Jefferson City.  Commissioners present were:
James T. Blair, IV, Chairman
David W. Murphy, Vice Chairman
Marilynn J. Bradford, Secretary
Don C. Bedell, Member
The Commission approved final recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code pertaining to captive cervid facilities.
The Commission:
Received presentations from
  • Outreach and Education Supervisor Claudine Lamb regarding the Discover Nature Schools program.
  • Resource Scientist Sara Tripp regarding The Mississippi River Basin: A River Divided or Migratory Swimway?
  • Wildlife Programs Supervisor Dennis Figg regarding Strategic Guidance for Healthy Forests, Fish, and Wildlife.
  • Human Resources Division Chief Tom Neubauer regarding Personal Services Trends.
Approved amending an agreement for professional engineering services for the design of the new Grand River Pump Station at Fountain Grove Conservation Area (CA) in Livingston County.
Approved the exchange of a 90-acre tract of Clubb Creek CA in Bollinger County for an 85.9-acre tract in Wayne County as an addition to Coldwater CA.
Approved the sale of approximately 1.64 acres of Little Black CA in Ripley County.
Approved the sale of approximately 5 acres of Hollister Towersite in Taney County.
Suspended hunting, fishing, and/or trapping privileges of nine Missouri residents and two nonresidents for Wildlife Code violations. Those whose privileges were suspended are:
  • James E. Arnold, Richland, hunting, 1 year
  • LaVerne H. Brancamp, Algonquin, Ill., all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Holden B. Browning, Sedalia, hunting and fishing, 1 year
  • Thomas Kussman, Dalton, fishing, 1 year
  • Charles Leonard, Keytesville, commercial fishing, 1 year
  • Ethan R. McAdams, Salisbury, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Brandon D. Steen, Freeburg, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Duc Tran, Camdenton, fishing, 1 year
  • Raymond E. Wagler, Bowling Green, commercial deer breeder, 1 year
  • William J. White, Argyle, Iowa, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Ryan W. Wolf, Weatherby, fishing, 1 year
Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 415 people who are not in compliance with applicable child-support laws. Privileges suspended for noncompliance are reinstated once the Division of Child Support Enforcement notifies MDC that suspendees have come into compliance with the required laws.
Suspended privileges of 310 people under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
Imposed hunting privilege suspensions of three Missouri residents who injured other persons in hunting incidents. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.
Set the next regular Commission meeting for Dec. 11 and 12.