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Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Winter 2014 Meeting Agenda

February 25, 2014
Department of the Interior

Room 5160
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C


Meeting Logistics:

We will be meeting both days at the Department of the Interior building in Room 5160. The Interior Department is located at 1849 C Street, NW. Please enter through the C Street side of the building as you will have to pass through security to enter. I have placed your name on a visitor list at the Security desk. Have a driverís license or other form of identification available so that you can clear security. Let the agent know the name of the meeting and room number. Contact me on my mobile phone (202-413- 7107) if there are issues with your entry.

Draft Agenda

Meeting Minutes

February 25, 2014

Breakfast is on your own. Breakfast is available at the Interior Cafeteria, The Bison Bistro

08:30 A.M.


Welcome & Introductions
     - Thom Dammrich, SFBPC Chair

08:45 A.M.

Welcome and comments of Department of the Interior and Fish & Wildlife Service leadership

  • Rachel Jacobson - Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks (invited)
  • Dan Ashe, Director - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

09:45 A.M.

Panel Discussion: NGO perspective on strategies for framing a national Outdoor Recreation Policy

Panelists will discuss the need for a more targeted federal outdoor recreation policy and ideas for how the DOI can provide a leadership role in engaging leaders of the broader outdoor recreation community in creating a targeted set of priority issues.

Derrick Crandall, President - American Recreation Coalition
Kirk Bailey, Vice President - Government Affairs, Outdoor Industry Association

10:30 A.M.


10:45 A.M.

Update on the activities of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR)
- Joe Meade, Director of Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources and Chair of the FICOR Working Group, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

11:00 A.M.

Update on the activities of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF)

- Frank Peterson, President, RBFF

11:15 A.M.

Outreach and Communications Committee

- Scott Kovarovics, Committee Chair

ACTION: Approve SFBPC appointments to the RBFF Board of Directors

Update on status of SFBPC assessment of the activities of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

11:45 A.M.

Refuge Vision Implementation Plan update

- Marcia Pradines, Chief, Division of Visitor Services & Communications, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

12:00 P.M.

Lunch (at Bison Bistro in DOI basement)

01:00 P.M.

Update on the Implementation of the National Ocean Policy

- S. Bradley Moran, Ph.D.; Acting Director, National Ocean Council; Executive Office of the President

01:30 P.M.

Boating Issues Committee

- John Sprague, Committee Chair

Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration program Update
- Tom Busiahn, Chief, Division of Policy and Programs, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3

Briefing on draft final report: National Boating Access Assessment
- James Adams, SFBPC member & SOBA Past President

Consider recommendations for funding project proposals submitted for the fiscal year 2014 Boating Infrastructure Grant Tier 2 Program funding cycle.
- Ryck Lydecker, BIG Review Team Chair

02:00 P.M.

Fisheries Issues Committee
- Mike Nussman, Committee Chair

Update on the activities of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (10 minutes)
- Ron Regan, Executive Director, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Update on NOAA Fisheries activities & issues (15 minutes)
- Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries

Stakeholder/partner views on FWS National Fish Hatchery System Work Force Planning report (30 minutes)
- Chris Cantrell, Chief of Fisheries, Arizona Game and Fish Department
- Ed Carter, Executive Director, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

FWS update on status of Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program
- David Hoskins, Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Status update on consideration and implementation of SFBPC Fish & Aquatic Resource Conservation Strategic Vision
  • Update on status of the National Fish Hatchery System
  • Update on transition of SFBPC

03:15 P.M.

Review of SFBPC 2012-2014 strategic issues list
- Doug Hobbs, SFBPC Coordinator

04:00 P.M.






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