Nebraska GPC Meeting October 25th
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will consider recommendations to amend wildlife, fishing and parks regulations while addressing a number of other issues during a meeting at 8 a.m., MT, Oct. 25, at Fort Robinson State Park in the Buffalo Barracks north of the main lodge.
Two public hearings are on the agenda. They are:
- 8:30 a.m. -- a public hearing to consider changes to regulations pertaining to paddlefish permits and establishment of a lifetime Nebraska migratory waterfowl stamp;
- 8:45 a.m. -- a public hearing to consider amending fishing regulations.
Also on the agenda is:
- – a recommendation to approve a cooperative agreement with the city of Omaha's Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department regarding development of Papio Dam Site #13;
- – a recommendation for approval of a memorandum of understanding between the Nature Conservancy, Platte River Basin Environments and the Commission to work toward the conservation of biologically diverse landscapes of the Wildcat Hills escarpment;
- – a recommendation for approval of the initiation of a planning effort to create forest management strategies for state wildlife management areas in the Pine Ridge;
- – a recommendation concerning amending fees for state parks facilities and activities;
- – a recommendation regarding the 2008 commemorative rifle raffle;
- – an appearance by Dana Ernst who will talk about the "Hunters Feeding the Hungry" program
- – an information and discussion session pertaining to seasonal waterfowl blinds at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA);
- -- an appearance by Kristy Ferguson who will talk about trapping at Lake McConaughy SRA;
- – the presentation of the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Biologist of the Year award to a Commission biologist.