The Elkhorn Working Group, formed in 2001 and one of the state’s oldest agency-sanctioned citizen advisory bodies, is seeking new members.

The group is responsible for gathering input from people who live and work in and around the Elkhorn Wildlife Management Unit and making recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and other public agencies as they develop policies.

Joe Cohenour, chair of the group, said in a news release that “prospective members should have an interest and familiarity in the Elkhorn Wildlife Management Unit, resource policy, and be willing to work positively and constructively with a wide range of people from various interests.” 

Members must also attend meetings every other month, participate in field tours and serve on committees.

The Elkhorn Working Group has worked on issues and projects including wildlife surveys, weed control, native fish restoration and elk research, the news release states.

The next meeting is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Forest Service building in Townsend.

For more information and application materials, call Cohenour at 406-227-1144 or Vice Chair Mike Korn at 406-459-2384, or email Elkhornwg@gmail.com. Applications are due by Nov. 30.

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