Volunteers who want to join five citizen-agency work groups that will discuss how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish have until Wednesday, Nov. 19, to apply.
There will be individual work
groups for bass, catfish, panfish and walleye, and one that will focus
on both northern pike and muskellunge.
Each group of 10 to 15
people will include volunteers and DNR staff who meet two to three times
per year to discuss new research, population and harvest trends, and
fisheries management. Volunteers may apply to one of the five groups and
citizens can nominate themselves.
Participants will be selected
by the DNR and can serve a term of either two or three years. Meetings
average four to six hours including travel time. The groups are advisory
and do not make decisions on policy or fish management.
Go to www.mndnr.gov/fisheries/management/workgroup.html for more information or an application form.