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 Vacancies on Southeastern RAC

Bill Bates
Bill Bates is the wildlife section chief in the Salt Lake office. While working for the DWR, he's had the chance to restore river otter populations, research endangered fish, crawl into bear dens, and transplant big game animals.

The Southeast Regional Wildlife Advisory Council (RAC) hopes to fill two vacancies this spring. Applications will be accepted between now and March 31, 2011. This council represents wildlife interests in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. In Utah, there are a total of five RACs. Each RAC includes representatives of the following special interests: sportsmen, agriculture, business, elected officials, the general public, non-consumptive concerns, Native Americans, and federal land agencies.

Recommendations which come from each RAC are carried forward to the Utah Wildlife Board, which has legislative authority for finalizing all wildlife rules and regulations in Utah. Before making its decisions, the Wildlife Board reviews and considers the motions passed by each regional RAC.

RACs meet eight or more times a year to discuss and make decisions about big game, fishing, upland game, waterfowl, bears, cougars and furbearers. Anyone who may be interested in serving on the southeastern RAC as either a non-consumptive or at-large (general public) representative, please contact Bill Bates or Brent Stettler at: 435-613-3700. They may also find more information about RACs and the Wildlife Board at: wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/hunting/board-rac.html

For more information, contact:

  • Bill Bates or Brent Stettler
    Division of Wildlife Resources
    435-613-3700

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