The Federal Subsistence Board is now accepting applications through March 21, 2014 to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, according to a press release. Council membership appointments are for one- to three-year terms. There are approximately 40 seats open for appointment among all councils.
The councils meet at least twice per year and provide critical advice to the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management issues. Council meetings serve as a forum for regional public involvement in Federal subsistence management. Council members must be knowledgeable about the uses of fish and wildlife resources in their region.
Individuals may apply for membership themselves, or an individual or organization may nominate someone for council membership, according to the release. The application form and information about the application process and the Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils is available on the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s website: http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/index.cfm. The application form and additional information is also available by contacting Carl Johnson at the Office of Subsistence Management at 800-478-1456 or 907-786-3676.