Formed in 2006, the advisory group assists the WDFW Enforcement Program with public outreach and education, hunter/fisher relations, legislation and the state administrative code.
Advisers will be chosen for two-to-three-year terms, depending on the rotation of existing members, said Chief Bruce Bjork, who heads WDFW’s enforcement division.
"Advisers are an important link between WDFW and communities throughout the state," Bjork said. "We’re interested in finding people who represent a broad range of conservation and recreational interests, understand fish and wildlife enforcement issues and have an ability to communicate with the public."
The advisory group meets twice a year via video-conference at regional offices and once a year at a central location in the state. The majority of the work of the group is conducted via email. This is a volunteer position and those selected are responsible for their own travel expenses.
Any group or individual may submit an application. Applicants do not have to be affiliated with an organized group.
Applications must be received by the close of business Feb. 28 and must include the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, affiliations and experience with fish and wildlife conservation or other law enforcement. Up to three references may also be included.
Applications may be submitted to Sean.Carrell@dfw.wa.gov or by mailing the application to Sean Carrell, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501. For more information, contact Sean Carrell at (360) 902-2926.