Headlines - Region 1
Monday, March 30, 2009
FWP is seeking volunteer applicants to fill five slots on the Region One Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The 12-member CAC is in its 14th year and was established to provide input and guidance to FWP from the public. This is a general advisory committee that works with FWP on many issues and programs.
CAC members come from across northwest Montana. Advisors serve in a volunteer capacity with meals and mileage provided. Evening meetings are held about six times per year.
The function of the CAC is to:
ØHelp promote Montana’s strong hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational traditions
ØHelp make FWP personnel more available and responsive to the public
ØContribute to local decision-making and local solutions
ØHelp FWP be aware of issues before they become problems
ØInfluence the choice of projects to benefit the Region’s fish, wildlife, habitat, anglers, hunters, and other recreationists
Some of the major issues and programs which have involved the CAC include: boating rules, lake management, big game seasons, predator management, hunting heritage, hunter education, Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge hunting plan, westslope cutthroat conservation, and information and media.
To apply for the CAC, contact FWP to request an application at 751-4567, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. For more information on the function of the committee, call John Fraley at 751-4564.