Attention Oregon hunting enthusiasts! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants YOU!
According to a press release, the ODFW has a number of positions that need filling on the Access and Habitat Program’s regional advisory councils. Applications are now being accepted for:
- Two “Hunter Representative” positions on the Northeast Region Advisory Council, serving Baker, Grant, Gilliam, Morrow, E. Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler counties.
- Three “Hunter Representatives” and two “Landowner Representatives” on the North Willamette Advisory Council, serving Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, N. Marion, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties.
- Two “Hunter Representative” positions for the Malheur Region Advisory Council, serving Harney and Malheur counties.
Some things to keep in mind:
- These are volunteer positions. You will not get paid and you will be expected to attend at least four public meetings a year to review A&H project proposals.
- Representatives are expected to collaborate with a wide range of other representatives, including landowners, sportsmen’s groups, ODFW staff, and other government agencies.
- Applicants that live in the region and have a long history of interest and experience with hunting, hunting safety and hunting equipment will be preferred, though all are welcome to apply.
- Applications are due by Dec. 21, 2010. Terms begin Jan. 20, 2011.
Started in 1993 by the Oregon Legislature, the A&H Program provides grants to individuals, corporations and conservation organizations to help fund wildlife habitat improvement and hunter access projects.
For more information on the Access and Habitat Program, or to download an application, visit the ODFW website or contact Matt Keenan at 503-947-6087.