OLYMPIA -- Nearly three dozen state citizens have been appointed to two
groups which will advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on
wildlife management issues.
One of the councils will focus on wildlife diversity (issues involving non-game
wildlife) and the other will address hunting and game management.
Similar advisory councils already have been formed to address fish management
The wildlife councils will meet jointly September 27 and are scheduled to gather
at least three times a year. In addition to offering advice, council members will
communicate with wildlife interest groups.
The Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council will address topics such as endangered
species listings, wildlife viewing and educational opportunities, land conservation,
environmental projects and the department's wildlife diversity program, including
species surveys, research and habitat acquisition.
Members of the Wildlife Diversity Council and their affiliations include: Helen
Engle of Tacoma, Charles F. Lennox of Seattle, Tom Campbell of Langley and David
Jennings of Olympia (Audubon Society); Penny Falknor of Mountlake Terrace (Puget
Sound Eyes on Wildlife); Dr. Toni G. Frohoff of Bainbridge Island (Humane Society of
the United States); Maureen Greeley of Olympia (Wolfhaven); Christine Holland of
Tacoma (Snake Lake Nature Center); State Sen. Ken Jacobsen of Seattle; Dr. Wayne
R. Marion of Olympia (Hancock Timber Group); Kate Stenberg of Seattle (King County
Wildlife Program); Marilyn Stoll of Shelton (Washington Chapter of The Wildlife
Society); Darci Teel of Kennewick (private industry biologist); Sally J. Van Niel of
Mountlake Terrace (Everett Community College faculty); John Fleckenstein of Olympia
(Washington Department of Natural Resources); Joe LaTourrette of Olympia
(Washington Wildlife Federation), and Jim Wilcox of Olympia (Trout Unlimited).
The Game Management Advisory Council will focus on hunting-related issues,
including hunting season recommendations and other topics involving the management
of game species.
Members named to the Game Management Advisory Council and their affiliations
include Roger Barney of Rochester (Washington State Trappers Association); E. Reade
Brown of Olympia (sportsman and professional wildlife biologist); Jim Cherf of Ephrata
(Ephrata City Manager and member of Ephrata Sportsman's Association); Robert B.
Cole of Spokane (Inland Northwest Wildlife Council); Paul Fielder of Wenatchee
(Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society); Dick Gates of Aberdeen (Citizens for
Washington Wildlife); J. K. Johnson of Tacoma (muzzleloader hunter); H. Martin
Keilwitz of Longview (Western Washington Wildlife Council); Rick Lind of Tonasket
(sportsman and hunter education instructor); Frank Lockard of Olympia (senior regional
director of Ducks Unlimited); Jim McGowan of Colville (U.S. Forest Service biologist);
Linda North-Spaulding of Outlook, (rancher); Gary R. Peasely of Walla Walla
(sportsman); Roger Peffer of Leavenworth (Washington State Bowhunters Association);
Gerald W. Rowland of Olympia (Modern Firearm Hunters of Washington); K. Michael
Thompson of Kennewick (Richland Rod and Gun Club); Ted Tiegs of Graham
(Washington State Archery Association); George Ziegletrum of Olympia (Washington
Forest Protection Association), and Ken Raedeke of Seattle, (University of Washington