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RAC, Board meeting agendas, materials & minutes

Regional Advisory Council and Wildlife Board meeting agendas mirror one another. Action items on the agenda are voted on by the RACs and the Board. Wildlife Board meetings usually occur a few weeks after the Northern, Central, Northeastern, Southeastern and Southern RAC meetings.

Download the RAC and Board meeting schedules for 2020 and 2021. (PDF)

Previous RAC and Board Meetings

September/October

Wildlife Board meeting — Oct. 1, 2020
  1. 2020 Conservation Permit Program Audit

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the 2020 Conservation Permit Program Audit.

  2. Utah's Conservation Permit Program Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2020

    By Justin Shannon
    Wildlife Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the annual report.

  3. Cougar Conservation and Expo Permit Requests

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum about cougar conservation and Expo permit requests.

  4. Repeal of Wildlife Sensitive Species Rule (Administrative Rule R657-48a)

    By Mike Canning
    Assistant Director
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    (As discussed at the Utah Wildlife Board Work Session on Sept. 16, 2020, beginning at 00:06:37.)
    Read the repealed Administrative Rule R657-48a.

  5. Proposed Meeting Dates: 2021 Wildlife Board and Regional Advisory Councils

    By Staci Coons
    Wildlife Board Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the Wildlife Board and Regional Advisory Council schedule for 2021.

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 179.03 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 448.86 KB) Central Sept. 1 Watch video
Northern Sept. 2 Download PDF (PDF — 15.52 KB) Watch video
Southern Sept. 8 Download PDF (PDF — 5.67 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Sept. 9 Watch video
Northeastern Sept. 10 Download PDF (PDF — 10.93 KB) Watch video
  1. 2021–22 fishing recommendations and fishing contest rule amendments (Admin. Rule R657-58)

    By Randy Oplinger
    Sport Fisheries Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum about changes to fishing contests and clinics.
    Read the proposed changes to Administrative Rule 657-58.
    Read the memorandum about the 2021–22 fishing regulation proposals.

  2. Angler opportunity assessment update

    By Craig Walker
    Aquatics Section Assistant Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Middle Provo River update

    By Jackie Watson
    Blue Ribbon Fisheries Biologist
    Central Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Administrative Rule R657-62 amendments for deployed military

    By Lindy Varney
    Wildlife Licensing Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum.
    Read the proposed changes to Administrative Rule R657-62.

September

Wildlife Board work session — Sept. 16, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 141.7 KB) Watch video

July/August

Wildlife Board meeting — Aug. 27, 2020
  1. 2021 Expo Permit Allocation

    By Justin Shannon
    Wildlife Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2021 Sensitive Species Designations

    By Kimberly Hersey
    Mammal Conservation Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2020 Expo Audit

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Expo Contract Extension

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. Changes to 2021 Wildlife Expo Permits (Admin. Rule R657-55)

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 151.3 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 4.5 MB) Central July 28 Download PDF (PDF — 58.93 KB) Watch video
Northern July 29 Download PDF (PDF — 143.25 KB) Watch video
Southern Aug. 4 Download PDF (PDF — 46.56 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Aug. 5 Download PDF (PDF — 36.82 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Aug. 6 Download PDF (PDF — 47.2 KB) Watch video
  1. 2020–21 bobcat and furbearer proposals

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2020–21 cougar recommendations

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2020–21 Beaver WMA Habitat Management Plan

    By Gary Bezzant
    Habitat Program Manager
    Southern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board work session — June 25, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 164.44 KB)
updated June 19, 2020
Watch video
Wildlife Board meeting — June 4, 2020
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 164.23 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 4 MB) Central May 12 Download PDF (PDF — 433.28 KB) Watch video
Northern May 13 Download PDF (PDF — 672.23 KB) Watch video
Southern May 19 Download PDF (PDF — 75.01 KB) Watch video
Southeastern May 20 Download PDF (PDF — 536.8 KB) Watch video
Northeastern May 21 Download PDF (PDF — 75.02 KB) Watch video
  1. Upland game and turkey guidebook and rule recommendations

    By Heather Talley
    Upland Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Migratory upland game recommendations and swan rule amendments

    By Blair Stringham
    Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) rule amendments

    By Bruce Johnson
    AIS Lieutenant
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Walk-in Access (WIA) rule amendments

    By Bryan Christensen
    Volunteer Services Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. Willard Spur WMA Habitat Management Plan

    By Ashley Kijowski
    Wildlife Biologist
    Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program

Wildlife Board meeting — April 30, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 179.57 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1.3 MB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 188.44 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 4.6 MB)
updated April 6, 2020
Central April 7 Watch video
Northern April 8 Watch video
Southern April 14 Watch video
Southeastern April 15 Watch video
Northeastern April 16 Watch video
  1. Changes to cougar and bear rule

    By Darren Debloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Managing predatory wildlife species

    By Darren Debloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Management of bison hunts in the Nine Mile, Range Creek Unit

    By Brad Crompton
    Assistant Wildlife Manager
    Southeast Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. 2020 bucks, bulls and once in a lifetime

    By Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. 2020 antlerless recommendations

    By Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  6. 2020 CWMU antlerless permit recommendations

    By Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  7. Recommended changes to CWMU Rule R657-37

    By Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — April 10, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 173.85 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 372.42 KB) Watch video

Read the recommended amendment to the Division Variance Rule (R657-57) in the Wildlife Board Meeting packet.

Wildlife Board work session — March 19, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 112.44 KB)

Postponed: After Gov. Gary Herbert's announcement on March 12 urging Utahns to avoid large, in-person gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Division of Wildlife Resources postponed this Utah Wildlife Board work session.

Wildlife Board meeting — Jan. 7, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 145.48 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 8.6 MB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 210.76 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1.2 MB) Central Dec. 3 Listen to audio (MP3 — 211.2 MB)
Northern Dec. 4
Southern Dec. 10 Listen to audio (MP3 — 46.5 MB)
Southeastern Dec. 11
Northeastern Dec. 12 Listen to audio (MP3 — 41.6 MB)
  1. Black bear and cougar rule amendments

    By Darren Debloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Proposed extension of Utah's Wolf Management Plan

    By Kimberly Hersey
    Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Proposed amendments to the Brine Shrimp Harvest rule related to the COR transfer process

    By Greg Hansen
    Utah Attorney General's Office

Wildlife Board meeting — Dec. 5, 2019
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 149.23 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 9.7 MB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 151.41 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 18.6 MB) Central Nov. 12 Listen to audio (MP3 — 100.8 MB)
Northern Nov. 13 Listen to audio (MP3 — 109.7 MB)
Southern Nov. 19 Listen to audio (MP3 — 127.3 MB)
Southeastern Nov. 20 Listen to audio (MP3 — 108 MB)
Northeastern Nov. 21 Listen to audio (MP3 — 80.4 MB)
  1. Statewide Deer Management Plan

    By Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Bucks, bulls & once-in-a-lifetime species season dates, application timeline and rule amendments

    By Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. CWMU management plans and permit numbers and Landowner Association permit numbers for 2020

    By Chad Wilson
    Public Lands Private Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Proposed rule amendments to address point creep, lost opportunities and equity in the hunt drawing process

    By Lindy Varney
    Licensing Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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