The Wetlands Protection Advisory Council was established in 1985 through MCA 2-15-3405. The Council is responsible for reviewing and advising FWP on funding proposals for the Montana Migratory Game Bird Hunting License Program. These funds are earmarked for the protection, conservation, and development of wetlands in Montana. Members must include representatives of Montana migratory game bird hunters, nonconsumptive users of wildlife, and the agricultural industry. Council members will also be involved with establishing and periodically updating a plan for implementing the program.