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

September 25, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Quan, 360-902-2508

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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 about the departmentís land management of approximately 900,000 acres located throughout the state. WDFW lands provide valuable habitat 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 Jennifer Quan, WDFW lands division 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, Quan said. Individuals can nominate themselves and current members are encouraged to reapply. Three-year appointments become effective in January 2009.

The LMAC meets up to four times each year, said Quan, noting that advisers are also asked to provide comment on written material between meetings. WDFW will pay travel costs incurred on LMAC business, when requested.

Nominations must be submitted in writing with the following information:

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

Nominations must be mailed by November 28 to Jennifer Quan, WDFW Lands Division Manager at 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA., 98501-1091, or sent by email to quanjlq@dfw.wa.gov. For more information, contact Quan at (360) 902-2508.