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August 29, 2016
Contact: Brian Boehm, (425) 327-4869

WDFW seeks advisory committee candidates
for the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking additional candidates to serve on a committee that advises the department on the management of the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area.

WDFW manages the 2,774-acre wildlife area comprised of six units located in King and Snohomish counties.  The department primarily manages the wildlife area to preserve and enhance wildlife and their habitats, and to provide opportunities for hunting and wildlife-related recreational opportunities.

The department is looking specifically for candidates who represent interests of the bird-dog training community, sportsman’s community, wildlife watchers, or agriculture. Current members of the advisory committee represent a variety of interests, including conservation, dog training, hunting, recreation, and salmon recovery, said Brian Boehm, Snoqualmie Wildlife Area manager for WDFW.
"We would like to expand participation in our advisory group to reflect the different uses the Snoqualmie area supports," Boehm said.

The two new members would be expected to attend the next advisory committee meeting, which is planned for this fall. The advisory group typically meets up to four times per year. Information about the committee can be found online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/swa-waac/.

The advisory committee will be involved in updating the management plan for the wildlife area, one of 33 wildlife areas across the state. The planning sequence for the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area is under development. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses the following items:

  • The applicant's name, address, telephone number and email address.
  • Name and contract information of alternate.
  • Organization the individual is representing, its mission and location.
  • The applicant's familiarity with the wildlife area and interest in participating in the advisory group.
  • His or her experience in the advisory group processes and in collaborating with people who have different values.
  • A summary of experience with this or other wildlife areas, and land management issues.

Applications should be postmarked by 5 p.m. Sept. 13, 2016 and sent to WDFW Region 4 Headquarters, Attn: Snoqualmie WAAC Recruitment, 16018 Mill Creek Boulevard, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1541; or by email to TeamMillCreek@dfw.wa.gov with the subject line "Snoqualmie WAAC Recruitment".

For more information, contact Brian Boehm at (425) 327-4869.