FWC Staff is seeking approval of the draft update of the 2012 Bear Management Plan. The draft plan includes results from new research, updates on management activities, a new section on population management options, as well as other changes. The presentation to the Commission will provide an overview of the draft update as well as feedback received from stakeholder groups and the public.
It’s is vital that sportsmen and women are present at the meeting to provide a strong visual support for the implementation of regulated hunting in the bear management plan. Attendees should be dressed for business and conduct themselves in a professional manor. It is highly likely there will be attendees at the meeting representing interests opposed to hunting. If those attendees choose to demonstrate unethical or unseemly behavior it is imperative that sportsmen do not reply in kind.
Speakers should be well rehearsed with commentary based factual data. While emotional appeal also has value, it is most effective when paired with well researched facts.
Speaker Registration Guidelines:
If you wish to speak during one of the public commenting opportunities, please complete the electronic registration process on-site at the meeting. FWC staff members are available at the registration table to assist you as needed.
To accommodate as much input as possible from those attending the Commission Meeting, the Chairman reserves the right to designate the amount of time given to a topic or speaker, including time donation to other speakers.
Please be aware of the following FWC public speaking guidelines. By registering to speak, you agree to follow these guidelines.
Unless otherwise directed by the FWC Chairman:
Each speaker will be allotted three (3) minutes to speak on any one topic.
Speakers may receive one (1) additional three (3) minute donation from another registered speaker.
Speakers must register for the item they wish to speak on prior to the beginning of the presentation on that topic.
Speakers who are registered to speak will have their names called by the Vice Chairman during the designated public comment time for each agenda topic.
Speakers are responsible for being in the Commission Meeting room when their name is called. Failure to respond when your name is called may result in loss of opportunity to comment on that topic.
Displays such as signs, props, presentations, and recordings generally are not permitted in the meeting room. Please see registration desk staff for assistance.
Speakers may provide paper handouts for FWC Commissioners:
Please prepare eleven (11) copies of any information you wish to provide, including your name and the topic on each front page so Commissioners know whose information they are reviewing.
When you complete your registration to speak, let staff at the registration table know that you wish to provide written items for the Commissioners. They will ensure the materials are ready to distribute to the Commissioners when it is your turn to speak.
Registration staff are unable to print, copy or provide other office supplies or services for these information packets.