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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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May 24, 2016
Contact: Penny Becker, (360) 902-2694

WDFW seeks advisors for council
on non-hunted wildlife species

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking applicants for positions on its Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council, which provides management recommendations to the department on non-hunted animals ranging from butterflies to killer whales.

WDFW Director Jim Unsworth will appoint up to 10 members to the 17-member advisory council, based on their interest in wildlife and their ability to communicate their perspectives to the department and a broader group of stakeholders.

To receive consideration, nominations must be received by June 20, 2016.

To ensure the council represents a diversity of views, WDFW especially encourages applications from those who can represent Eastern Washington, academia, agricultural and timber industries, hunting and fishing groups, and conservation organizations. Those with experience in marketing, social science, and natural resource economics are also encouraged to apply.

Nominees do not have to be affiliated with an organized group to receive consideration. Nominations must be submitted in writing with the following information:

  • Nominee's name, address, telephone number and email address.
  • Explanation of interest and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group.
  • Nominee's effectiveness in communication.
  • Name and contact information of any individual or organization submitting a nomination.

Nominations should be submitted to Penny Becker, Wildlife Diversity Division Manager, by email at or by postal mail at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

Wildlife advisory council members will serve three-year terms, and should be available for advisory council meetings beginning as early as September. The council holds at least two one-day meetings a year.  Sub-committees on specific topic hold conference calls and meetings as needed throughout the year.

Council members, upon request, will be reimbursed by WDFW for travel expenses to attend meetings.