The state’s only eastside meeting in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s series of public meetings on the annual salmon season-setting process is coming up on Wednesday in Kennewick.
Yes, Wednesday. Not Thursday, as was incorrectly reported in this morning’s print edition of the Herald-Republic.
The meeting will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Benton PUD building (2721 W. 10th Ave.), where WDFW staffers will present state and tribal biologists’ initial forecasts of 2013 salmon returns, focusing on the Columbia Basin runs.
These public-review meetings on preseason forecasts traditionally mark the start of the “North of Falcon” process in which state, tribal and federal fishery managers work together to establish salmon seasons for the Columbia River, Washington coast and Puget Sound.