Applications open for membership on WDFW Waterfowl Advisory Group


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News release

Contact: Kyle Spragens, 360-791-1933
Media: Jennifer Becar, 541-669-0850

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting nominations to a community advisory group that advises the Department on waterfowl management issues.

“We’re looking for new roster members with diverse backgrounds and ties to waterfowl who can effectively present their views on waterfowl management to WDFW and the public,” said Kyle Spragens, WDFW waterfowl section manager. “This group provides important input on waterfowl hunting regulations, public lands access, and wetland enhancement projects funded by the state duck stamp.”

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind will appoint members to the WDFW Waterfowl Advisory Group (WWAG) for three-year terms beginning Aug.1, 2023. The application deadline is June 30 at 5 p.m. To apply, fill out the application available on the WWAG website.

“We carefully consider recommendations from our advisory groups,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “We value the experience that members bring to the table, and we want advisory groups to represent the diversity of interests that Washingtonians have about wildlife management statewide.”

Completed applications can be submitted to Spragens via electronic or postal mail:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
ATTN: Kyle Spragens
P.O. Box 43141
Olympia, WA 98504

The WDFW Waterfowl Advisory Group holds at least one single-day meeting each year. Members are eligible to be reimbursed by WDFW for travel expenses to attend meetings. Interested candidates may email Spragens or call 360-791-1933 for more information about WWAG Advisory Group members’ responsibilities.

All members of the public are invited to share their diverse perspectives and participate in WDFW public feedback opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, language proficiency, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, or basis of disability.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife, and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

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