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Help create hunting access, improve habitat by serving on A&H regional council

May 17, 2013

SALEM, Ore.—The Access & Habitat Program is looking to fill several regional council positions. The deadline to apply is June 5, 2013.

Individuals living in the appropriate region (see map) with an interest and experience in hunting and/or wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available online (see Regional Advisory Council Membership Application ) and due at the corresponding regional office by June 5, 2013.

Council vacancies:

Deschutes/Klamath Council
One Landowner and One Hunter Representative
Contact Larry Pecenka in Bend for more information (541-388-6363)

South Willamette Council
One Landowner and One Hunter Representatives
Contact David Stroppel in Corvallis for more information (541-757-5237)

These are volunteer positions and duties include participation in up to four public meetings each year to review A&H project proposals and conduct other council business. Meetings may require some travel to various communities in the region. Applicants should be willing and able to work collaboratively with landowners, sportsmen's groups, ODFW staff, and representatives of other government agencies to facilitate the A&H Program.

Created by the Oregon Legislature in 1993, the A&H Program is funded primarily by a $4 surcharge on hunting licenses. Funds raised by the program are distributed through grants awarded to individual and corporate landowners, conservation organizations, and others to cooperatively fund wildlife habitat improvement and hunter access projects in the state.

There are six regional A&H advisory councils within Oregon that serve as the initial review body for A&H grant proposals submitted within their region. The state A&H Board provides the next level of review, taking into account the advisory council’s recommendations. Approved projects are then forwarded to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission for final review and funding approval. Each advisory council is composed of seven members, including three Landowner Representatives, three Hunter Representatives, and one Public-at-Large representative, who also serves as the council Chair.

For additional information on the A and H Program visit the program website or contact Matt Keenan at (503) 947-6087.

   

Contact:

Matt Keenan
Access and Habitat Coordinator
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
(503) 947-6087
Matthew.T.Keenan@state.or.us

 
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