Deadline to apply to the Wolf Advisory Group extended


OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended to June 13 the deadline for members of the public interested in applying to serve on the citizens’ committee that advises the WDFW director on conservation and management of fish. wolves, according to a WDFW statement.

The Wolf Advisory Group, or WAG, was formed in 2013 with nine members representing the interests of conservationists, hunters, ranchers and other stakeholders, according to the release. In 2015, WDFW increased the size of the group to 18 members to better reflect the diversity of perspectives on wolf conservation and management.

There are currently five vacancies at the WAG. The statement states that based on the current composition of the group, the WDFW is particularly interested in recruiting stakeholders who represent 1) hunting organizations/interests, 2) production/livestock organizations in the northern region. -east of the state, and 3) others “at large”. “interests.

For more information about the Wolf Advisory Group, visit wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/wag/.

WDFW’s website on wolf conservation and management is at wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf.

The statement said successful applicants must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with those whose views may differ significantly from their own and seek to engage constructively in developing advice and recommendations to WDFW regarding recovery. and management of Washington’s wolves.

The WAG organizes at least four two-day meetings per year. While most meetings will take place in Spokane, Ellensburg and Olympia, virtual meetings will be used as needed and needed. Advisory group members may be reimbursed by WDFW for travel expenses to attend meetings.

Online applications are available on the WDFW WAG page. If you are unable to submit an application online, you can submit a written application by visiting the WAG page and downloading the form or requesting a printed application form by emailing wagfacilitationteam@rossstrategic.com. Form requests can also be mailed to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, PO Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504-3200.

Although postal applications are accepted, email/online responses are requested. All applicants will be notified by email (or postal mail, if there is no email address) of the status of their application throughout the process. Regardless of application method, all applications must now be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Time on June 13, 2022.