600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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November 16, 2004
Contact: Mark Quinn, (360) 902-2402

WDFW seeks nominees for lands advisory panel

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations for the Land Management Advisory Council (LMAC), a volunteer panel that advises the department on issues regarding the management and use of WDFW lands.

Created in 2002, the 20-member advisory group provides recommendations to WDFW in managing more than 800,000 acres throughout the state for fish and wildlife conservation and compatible recreational uses.

"We look to our advisers to provide a broad range of experience and perspectives related to land management," said Mark Quinn, WDFW lands manager. "Nominees do not need to be affiliated with an organized group, although we do look for active involvement in land-management issues."

Any group or individual can nominate a candidate for a term on the LMAC, Quinn said. Individuals can nominate themselves and current members are encouraged to reapply. Three-year appointments become effective in January 2005.

The LMAC meets approximately four times each year, said Quinn, noting that advisers are also asked to provide comment on written material between meetings. WDFW pays travel costs incurred on LMAC business.

Nominations must be submitted in writing and include the name of the name of the advisory board, along with the following information:

  • The nominee's name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • The nominee's affiliations, if any, and what group will be represented.
  • The name, address and telephone number of any organization submitting a nomination.
  • Relevant experience and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory panel.
  • Three professional references.

Nominations must be mailed by Dec. 20 to Mark Quinn, WDFW Lands Division Manager at 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA., 98501-1091. For more information, contact Quinn at (360) 902-2329.