Help the DNR help you in the outdoors

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Help the DNR help you in the outdoors

Do you purchase hunting or fishing licenses or critical habitat license plates and wonder how the money is spent? Are you interested in good stewardship of budgeted funds and how agency operations are funded through licenses and related monies? Here is an opportunity to play an active oversight role.

You can apply for a two-year appointment on the fisheries oversight committee or the wildlife oversight committee. Each year, these committees review financial data and descriptions, make recommendations on how the DNR spends funds from the game and fish fund and produce a joint annual report.

The application deadline is Monday, Sept. 20. A detailed explanation of the committee and its work, a request for applications and an online application is available on the DNR website.

The DNR hosts online technology for meetings and offers mileage reimbursement for those who travel to meet in person. Individuals with a disability who have questions about needing a reasonable accommodation to participate can contact one of the managers listed in the request for applications or their preferred telecommunications relay provider.

An applicant must:

  1. Be a Minnesota resident;
  2. Have done one of the following:
    • Purchased at least one personal or commercial Minnesota license for hunting, fishing or trapping since January 1, 2020; or
    • Licensed a vehicle with an active critical habitat license plate.

Read the request for applications for more information about the task and time commitments required of committee members.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering the opportunity to become a citizen oversight committee member.