Gov. Gary Herbert appoints members to the Utah Wildlife Board. Herbert is seeking at least one person from northeastern Utah to fill the spot being vacated by that region’s representative, and applicants from any other region except central Utah because the central region already has two representatives on the board, according to a news release from the state Division of Wildlife Resources.
Staci Coons, board coordinator for the DWR, 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 representative on the board.
“We need at least one person from northeastern Utah,” she says. “The other spot can be filled by anyone outside of the Central Region.”
Board applicants must have “a strong interest in Utah’s wildlife and wildlife management in the state,” according to Coons, and must be committed to serving and representing the people of Utah.
Applications to fill the two positions will be accepted until March 15.
To apply or for more information, visit the website at http://go.usa.gov/rS4.
The Utah Wildlife Board Nominating Committee – an 11-member committee also appointed by Herbert — will review the applications and select candidates to interview. The committee will forward its recommendations to the governor, who will make the final decision about appointments.
The members the governor appoints will serve for one six-year term.
Coons said 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 said. “Some overnight travel is also required.”