Utah Wildlife Board needs two people

March 17, 2011 is the last day to apply

If you want to join the group that makes the final decision
about hunting, fishing and wildlife management in Utah-and you live
in central or southeastern Utah-you need to get your application in
soon.

March 17, 2011 is the final day to submit your application to
serve as a member of the Utah Wildlife Board.

To apply or for more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/rS4 on
the Web.

Must live in central or southeastern Utah

In August, Rick Woodard and Keele Johnson-two members of the
board-will leave the board after six years of service.

Gov. Gary Herbert is looking for two people-one from central
Utah and one from southeastern Utah-to take their place.

Staci Coons, board coordinator for the Division of Wildlife
Resources, says the Utah Wildlife Board consists of seven citizens
from different parts of the state. To help manage wildlife in the
state, Utah has been divided into five regions. State law requires
that every region have at least one citizen on the board.

Coons says Woodard is the only member of the board from central
Utah. And Johnson is the only member from southeastern Utah.
“That’s why only those who live in central or southeastern Utah can
apply,” she says. “The board needs people from those parts of the
state to take Rick and Keele’s place.”

To serve on the board, Coons says you need to have a strong
interest in Utah’s wildlife and wildlife management in the state.
You also need to be committed to serving and representing the
people of Utah.

Applications and nominating committee

Applications to fill the two positions will be accepted until
March 17, 2011.

To apply or for more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/rS4 on
the Web.

The Utah Wildlife Board Nominating Committee-an 11-member
committee appointed by Gov. Herbert-will review the applications
and select candidates to interview. Then the committee will forward
its recommendations to the governor. Gov. Herbert will make the
final decision about who will fill the vacancies.

The members the governor appoints will serve six-year terms.

Coons says board members attend six to seven wildlife board
meetings in Salt Lake City each year. “They’re also encouraged to
attend monthly Wildlife Regional Advisory Council meetings in their
regions,” she says. “Some overnight travel is also required.”

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