We like this. Montana’s fisheries officials are looking to
seat a motivated high school student on its fisheries review panel.
We hear a lot of lip service paid to training young people for
leadership positions, but this is a good example of what’s possible
when you take young people seriously…
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking a high school
student to sit on the agency’s Future Fisheries Review Panel. The
student selected will serve with 13 other panel members.
FWP is accepting nominations for the position, which will
provide a motivated student an opportunity to learn about natural
resource management, government affairs, project planning and how
to make funding decisions that benefit wild fish in Montana.
The Future Fisheries Improvement Program seeks projects that aid
wild fisheries and that have local support and participation.
Members of the Future Fisheries Review Panel:
review proposed projects;
determine the projects eligible for funding; and
recommend projects to the FWP Commission.
Panel members meet twice each year – once in December and again
in June. Meetings are usually in Helena and are attended by
individuals who have submitted proposed projects for funding. An
excused absence from school will be required for the December
meeting. Two or three evenings are normally required to read
proposals and prepare for each meeting.
High school students interested in serving on the panel, or
those who would like to nominate a student to serve, should send a
letter by Oct. 24 to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Attn: Mark
Lere, Fisheries Bureau; P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59620-0701; or
Include a brief statement indicating why you or your nominee is
interested in serving on the panel; a summary of the student’s
activities outside of the classroom; and the student’s cumulative
high school grade point average.
For more information, please call 406-444-2432, or email: