UT: RAC nominations are due March 30

Your chance to help decide how Utah’s wildlife is managed is
almost over.

Regional Advisory Council

March 30 is the last day a group can nominate you to serve on
one of Utah’s five wildlife Regional Advisory Councils.

You can download a RAC nomination form at
http://go.usa.gov/YuQ.

Nomination forms are also available at any DWR office.

What the RACs do

Each RAC holds about 10 meetings a year to listen to proposals
from the Division of Wildlife Resources about hunting, fishing and
wildlife management in Utah. The RACs also take input from the
public about the proposals.

After voting on which proposals each RAC prefers, the
chairperson for that RAC presents its recommendations to the Utah
Wildlife Board. Members of the board consider the input. Then the
board makes the final decision regarding wildlife management in
Utah.

The RAC meetings usually last from three to five hours. The
meetings are held in the evenings, usually on a Tuesday, Wednesday
or Thursday night.

Applying to serve

RAC members represent one of six interests: hunters, anglers and
trappers; people who don’t hunt or fish; ranchers and farmers;
locally-elected public officials; federal land managing agencies;
and the public-at-large.

To fill one of the upcoming vacancies, you must live in the
region of the state you wish to represent. Also, no later than
March 30, the following must happen:

* If you want to represent the public at large, you must contact
a group in your community and ask them to nominate you. Examples of
groups that have nominated people in the past include political
groups, small town councils, animal sanctuary committees and
recreational groups.

The group that nominates you must submit their nomination by
March 30.

* If you want to fill one of the other five positions on the RAC,
you must contact the proper conservation group or organization in
your region and ask that they nominate you to fill the vacancy
you’d like to fill.

For example, if you want to fill a sportsmen vacancy, you must
contact a Utah sportsmen group and ask them to nominate you for the
vacancy.

Nominating groups and organizations must submit their
nominations by March 30.

To learn about wildlife or conservation groups in your area,
contact the nearest DWR office.

For more information, contact the nearest DWR office or Staci
Coons, the DWR’s Wildlife Board/RAC coordinator, at 801-538-4718 or
via e-mail at stacicoons@utah.govThis e-mail address is being
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