WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

October 14, 2008
Contact: Bob Leland, (360) 902-2817

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WDFW seeks nominations for
steelhead/cutthroat advisory group

OLYMPIA The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through Dec. 1 for membership on the Steelhead/Cutthroat Policy Advisory Group.

Up to 20 qualified individuals will be chosen to serve on the advisory group for 2009 and 2010. Those selected will provide guidance to WDFW on statewide issues related to management of steelhead and cutthroat. They also serve as an important communication link between WDFW and its constituents.

Advisors should have a broad interest in steelhead and/or cutthroat management and the ability to communicate effectively with large segments of the public.

The advisory group meets approximately three times each year, and advisors are asked to comment on written materials throughout the year. WDFW may provide financial assistance with meeting-related travel costs. Advisors serve for a term of two years and can be reappointed. Appointments become effective January 2009. Current members are encouraged to reapply.

Any group or individual can submit a nomination, and self-nominations are also accepted. Nominees do not need to be affiliated with an organized group. Nominations must include the following information:

  • The nominee's name, address and telephone number.
  • The nominee's affiliations, if any.
  • The name, address and telephone number of any organization submitting a nomination.
  • Experience, including the type of experience, and any species or areas of interest, as well as references.

Nominations must be received by Dec. 1. Nominations may be submitted to Bob Leland, WDFW steelhead program manager, by mail: 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501; or email lelanrfl@dfw.wa.gov. More information is available by contacting Leland, at (360) 902-2817.