Thursday, October 20, 2016

Conservation Council Seeks Committee Applicants for 2017

nyscc-logoThe New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC) is seeking Committee applicants for 2017. NYSCC is the oldest conservation organization in New York State, comprised of volunteers who are concerned with sound management of the state’s and the nation’s land, water, fish and wildlife.

Members are involved in a variety of Council issues dealing with hunting, trapping and angling, and ranging from educating youth and adults, to legislation, and including projects such as cleaning up waterways and roadsides and habitat improvement for sportsmen and women.

Committees within the NYS Conservation Council cover a variety of issues that sportsmen and women are concerned about in the Empire State. Each committee offers the opportunity for a person from each Region and up to four Associate Members to serve. Applications are vetted through the Director for each Region; and Associate Members are vetted through the Council President. Once selected, members serve until January 1st of the next year.

NYSCC seeks representation from all corners of the state when discussing issues, whether it is Council resolutions or legislation that comes up each year. Committees review resolutions and provide input which is then reported out to the Council membership for consideration and vote at the annual convention. Throughout the year committees may also review legislation that is introduced and provide feedback to the Legislative Committee.

Those who have already served must fill out a request each year. An application that lists the various Council committees can be found online.

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