Nebraska GPC Meeting October 25th

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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.