|Posted by OHA on January 21, 2015 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
SALEM, Ore.—Help open land to hunting and improve wildlife habitat. Volunteer to serve as a Hunter or Landowner Representative on one of the Regional Advisory Councils for the Access and Habitat (A&H) Program.
Applications are available online (http/www.dfw.state.or.us/lands/AH/get_involved.asp). Individuals living in the region with an interest and experience in hunting and/or wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply.
Position duties include participation in up to four public meetings per year to review A&H project proposals and conduct other council business. Meetings may require some travel to various Oregon communities within the region. Applicants should be willing to work collaboratively with landowners, sports groups, ODFW staff, and representatives of other government agencies to facilitate the A&H Program.
The following volunteer positions are open:
North Willamette Regional Council
Contact Dave Nuzum, [email protected], (503) 842-2741, for more information.
· Two Hunter Representative positions – extended application deadline Feb. 13, 2015.
South Willamette Regional Council
Contact Kyle Martin, [email protected], (541) 745-5334, for more information.
Landowner Representative position – application deadline Feb. 13, 2015.
· Hunter Representative position – application deadline Feb. 13, 2015.
Southwest Oregon Regional Council
Contact Vince Oredson, [email protected], (541) 826-8774, for more information.
· Two Landowner Representative positions – application deadline Feb. 13, 2015.
Northeast Regional Council
Contact Jon Paustian, [email protected], (541) 962-1838, for more information.
· Two Hunter Representative positions – application deadline Feb. 13, 2015.
Malheur Regional Council
Contact Tom Segal, [email protected], (541) 889-6975, for more information.
· Landowner Representative position – application deadline Feb. 13, 2015.
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 and 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 (http/www.dfw.state.or.us/lands/AH/) or contact Roblyn Brown at (503) 947-6087.