Thursday, 07 February 2013 10:33
Spots will soon be open on Utah's five Regional Advisory Councils
Your chance is here to join a council that helps decide how wildlife is managed in Utah.
Several positions will soon be open on Utah's five wildlife Regional Advisory Councils (RACs).
What the RACs do
Each RAC holds about six meetings a year to listen to proposals from the Division of Wildlife Resources about hunting, fishing and wildlife management in Utah. The RACs also take input from the public about the proposals.
After voting on which proposals each RAC prefers, the chairperson for that RAC presents its recommendations to the Utah Wildlife Board. Members of the board consider the input. Then, the board makes the final decision regarding wildlife management in Utah.
The RAC meetings usually last from three to five hours. The meetings are held in the evenings, usually on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night.
Applying to serve
RAC members represent one of six interests: hunters, anglers and trappers; those who don't hunt or fish; ranchers and farmers; locally-elected public officials; federal land managing agencies; and the public-at-large.
To fill one of the upcoming vacancies, you must live in the region of the state you wish to represent. Also, no later than March 15, the following must happen:
How to get a form
You can download a RAC nomination form online.
Nomination forms are also available at any DWR office.
For more information, call the nearest DWR office, or send an email to Staci Coons, the DWR's Wildlife Board/RAC coordinator, at
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