PRATT – The Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St. N, Wichita, will be the site for the April 23 Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with time for public comments on non-agenda items, followed by a general discussion period. Topics to be covered in the general discussion include Secretary’s remarks regarding agency and state fiscal status; an update on the 2015 legislative session; an update on tourism division activities; park regulations; fishing regulations; an update on fisheries management; an update on naming the Arkansas River a national water trail; zebra mussels; and late migratory bird seasons.

Following the general discussion, the workshop session will cover topics considered for potential regulatory action at a future meeting, including the Fort Riley deer season, webless migratory birds, early migratory bird seasons, and duck zone boundaries.

The commission will recess at 5 p.m., then reconvene at 6:30 p.m. at the same location to discuss any remaining general discussion and workshop items, and begin the public hearing. Public hearing items to be discussed and voted on include cabin rates.

Time will be available in both the afternoon and evening sessions for public comment on non-agenda items. If necessary, the commission will reconvene at the same location at 9 a.m., April 24, to complete any unfinished business.

Live video and audio streaming of the meeting can be accessed by visiting ksoutdoors.com.

If notified in advance, the department will have an interpreter available for the hearing impaired. To request an interpreter, call the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800-432-0698. Any individual with a disability may request other accommodations by contacting the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission secretary at (620) 672-5911.

The next commission meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2015 at Fort Hays State University, Robbins Center, One Tiger Place, Hays.