Wildlife Commission seeks 5 members for committee

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through April 30 for five seats on its Non-game Wildlife Advisory Committee — a board of North Carolina citizens that provides advice to the Commission on non-game wildlife conservation issues across the state. Nominations are being accepted for expert and at-large seats on the Non-game Wildlife Advisory Committee.

Available seats, including relevant experience, are:

— Expert affiliate seat: Nominees for these seats should have extensive biological, regional, academic, scientific and/or habitat expertise and experience in matters dealing with non-game wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

— At-large affiliate seat: Nominees for these seats should be qualified individuals from 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 non-game wildlife conservation in North Carolina.

The Commission asks committee members to participate actively throughout their 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. While electronic submissions are preferred, hard copies may be mailed to: Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, Attn: Shauna Glover, Habitat Conservation Division, MSC 1721,, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1700.

Electronic nominations should be emailed to shauna.glover@ncwildlife.org. For more information about the committee or the nomination process, call Glover at 919-707-0064.