Washington And Oregon Seek Nominations For Columbia River Fishery Advisory Groups

OLYMPIA - Fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are seeking candidates to fill positions on advisory committees that provide guidance on sport and commercial fishing issues on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The two states’ fish and wildlife departments will accept nominations to their joint advisory groups on Columbia River sport and commercial fisheries through Friday, Nov. 14. The two groups meet three to four times per year to develop recommendations for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and smelt fisheries.

Members are also expected to provide comments on issues addressed by the North of Falcon season-setting process for salmon fisheries, Columbia River Compact commercial fishing hearings and joint state hearings on sportfishing policies.

“Advisory group members provide an important voice for the fishing public,” said Ron Roler, Columbia River policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “We’re looking for candidates who can fill that essential role.”


WDFW Seeks Candidates For Wolf Advisory Group

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking candidates to serve for the next two years on the committee that advises the department on wolf recovery and management.

WDFW Director Phil Anderson will appoint up to 12 Washington state residents to the Wolf Advisory Group, which makes recommendations to guide the department’s implementation of the 2011 state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

WDFW formed the advisory group in 2013 with nine members, who represent the interests of ranchers, wolf advocates, and hunters. The current members’ terms expire Dec. 31, and Anderson said they are encouraged to re-apply if they wish to continue. The new appointees’ terms will run through December 2016.


Notice Of Special School Board Meeting, October 16, 2014

At 10:00 a.m. at the Board Room, CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA. Purpose is to begin work with the superintendent search firm of McPherson & Jacobson.

Writing Classes and Workshops Abound in November

Pencils at the ready, keyboards humming, inspiration awaits at four Timberland libraries

November is “NaNoWriMo.” That’s National Novel Writing Month, and writing workshops are scheduled in many Timberland Regional Libraries. Here’s the line-up: