FWP Seeks Applicants for Citizen Advisory Committee
By angelamontana

Posted: June 11, 2013
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FWP is seeking volunteer applicants to fill four slots on the Region One Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The 14-member CAC is in its 18th year and was established to provide input and guidance to FWP from the public. This is a general advisory committee that works with FWP on all issues and programs.

CAC members come from across northwest Montana. Advisors serve in a volunteer capacity with meals and mileage provided. Evening meetings are held about six times per year.

The function of the CAC is to:

  •  Help promote Montana’s strong hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational traditions;
  •  Help make FWP personnel more available and responsive to the public
  •  Contribute to local decision-making and local solutions
  •  Help FWP be aware of issues before they become problems
  •  Influence the choice of projects to benefit the Region’s fish, wildlife, habitat, anglers, hunters, and other recreationists.

Some of the major issues and programs which have involved the CAC include: boating rules, lake management, big game seasons, bear management, predator management, hunting plans, fisheries management, and information and media.

To apply for the CAC, contact FWP at 752-5501. Interested persons will receive an application by mail or email. You may request an application via email by contacting Martha Abbrescia at mabbrescia@mt.gov.

(Report by John Fraley – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)
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