Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking a high school student to sit on the agency’s Future Fisheries Review Panel. The student selected will serve with 13 other panel members.

FWP is accepting nominations for the position, which will provide a motivated student an opportunity to learn about natural resource management, government affairs, project planning and how to make funding decisions that benefit wild fish in Montana.

The Future Fisheries Improvement Program seeks projects that aid wild fisheries and that have local support and participation.

Members of the review panel:

• review proposed projects
• determine the projects eligible for funding
• recommend projects to the FWP Commission

Panel members meet twice each year — once in December and again in June. Meetings are usually in Helena and are attended by individuals who have submitted proposed projects for funding. An excused absence from school will be required for the December meeting. Two or three evenings are normally required to read proposals and prepare for each meeting.

High school students interested in serving on the panel, or those who would like to nominate a student to serve, should send a letter by Oct. 24 to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Attn: Mark Lere, Fisheries Bureau; P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59620-0701; or email mlere@mt.gov.

Include a brief statement indicating why you or your nominee is interested in serving on the panel; a summary of the student’s activities outside of the classroom; and the student’s cumulative high school grade point average.