Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on the Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC is a general advisory committee that provides input and guidance to FWP on a diverse issues—from wildlife and fisheries management to access, outdoor recreation and law enforcement. The committee is designed to have a membership that represents a variety of west-central Montana communities and natural resource interests.
Applicants must live in FWP Region 2, which includes the counties of Deer Lodge, Ravalli, Granite, Mineral, Missoula, Powell and the southwestern portion of Lewis & Clark. FWP welcomes applications from hunters, anglers, trappers, boaters, outfitters and guides, other outdoor recreationists and anyone with an interest in natural resource issues.
The panel of volunteers typically has four to six evening meetings per year in Missoula. Members serve four year terms and can reapply when their terms expire. Meals and travel expenses are provided.
The function of the CAC is to:
- Provide a forum for ongoing two-way communication with our neighbors and communities;
- Help FWP identify emerging issues;
- Provide advice and perspective on important resource and management issues;
- Assist FWP with crafting local, sustainable solutions on regional and statewide issues.
Applicants will be asked to provide an overview of their interests and involvement in natural resource issues and write a few sentences on why they are interested in serving on the CAC.
To apply, contact Vivaca Crowser by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 406-542-5518. Completed applications must be received by Friday, June 20, 2014. FWP Region 2 managers and current CAC members will review applications and select the new members. Successful applicants will be invited to attend their first CAC meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
(Report by Montana FWP)