Wildlife advisory board nominations due May 15

Published 10:00 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

The deadline to submit nominations for a seat on the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee is May 15.

Three seats are available on the committee, which is a group of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the commission on nongame wildlife conservation issues across the state. The first seat is an “expert affiliate seat.” Nominees for this seat should have extensive biological, regional, academic, scientific and/or habitat expertise and experience in matters dealing with nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

Two additional seats are at-large affiliate seats. Nominees for these seats should represent the conservation community, and may be associated with land trusts serving North Carolina, federal natural resource agencies other than the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, non-governmental conservation organizations, industries with operations and/or management that have landscape-scale effects on wildlife, or other organizations that provide a stakeholder voice in wildlife resource conservation. Individuals should have a comprehensive knowledge of nongame wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

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The commission asks committee members to participate actively throughout their three-year terms. The committee meets four times a year, usually at the commission’s headquarters in Raleigh.

The 19-member board of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is scheduled to appoint committee members at its July meeting, based on the nominees’ credentials, expertise, affiliation and constituency at large.

To nominate an individual for the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, submit a nomination form with information regarding affiliation and expertise, a résumé, if available, and a cover letter.

These documents can be downloaded from the commission’s website, ncwildlife.org. Click on the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee icon on the home page.

While electronic submissions are preferred, hard copies can be mailed to the Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, Attn: Shauna Glover, Division of Inland Fisheries, MSC 1721, Raleigh, NC 27699-1721. Submit electronic nominations to  shauna.glover@ncwildlife.org.

For more information about the committee or the nomination process, call Glover at 919-707-0064.

– article submitted by NC Wildlife