TWRC to Meet February 21-22 in Nashville

Thursday, February 15, 2007 | 06:00pm

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will hold its next meeting on February 21 at 1:30 p.m. and February 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Region II Ray Bell Office Building in Nashville.

One of the  major topics on the agenda is the rule addressing the methods for party hunts on the Tellico Unit of the South Cherokee Wildlife Management Area. 

The latest information regarding negotiations between the Canadian Food Inspections Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) concerning the export permit to bring elk from Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada, into the United States will be shared.  The Fisheries Division will present a 5-year plan for warmwater and coldwater hatchery improvements. Information will also be shared regarding river access issues on the Mississippi River in Shelby County.

An amendment to an existing rule governing activities at TWRA access areas will be presented. This amendment would clarify the legal use of TWRA floating docks and transient vessel facilities and expand the definition of commercial use as it relates to access area use.  

A new proposed rule would affect the coordination of the Boater Education Program, the conditions for boat dealers administering the TWRA boating safety examination, and the steps a boating safety course provider needs to take to be an accepted provider in the State of Tennessee.

The TWRC is the governing body of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).  The public is invited to attend all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) meetings and voice their concerns.

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