Governor Brian Schweitzer is seeking applicants and nominations for citizens who wish to be considered for appointment to Montana’s Private Land/Public Wildlife Council.

The council, appointed by Gov. Schweitzer, is made up of citizens representing the interests of hunters, anglers, landowners, and outfitters. Members work to address issues related to hunting and fishing access and the management of Montana’s public wildlife resources.

PL/PW Council members are appointed for two-year terms and typically attend two-day meetings four to six times a year. Individuals may apply for an appointment or nominate someone for council membership.

Individuals are encouraged to apply or send recommendations by July 8. Individuals can apply or nominate others via the Governor’s website at Click “Boards and Councils.”

For those unable to submit a nomination electronically, or for more information, contact Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, at 406-444-3798 or Information is also available on FWP’s website at

Applicants are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about their background and interest in the PL/PW. Individuals who apply online can also upload letters, resumes or other information.


Diane Tipton, 406-444-3079, or visit the FWP website at

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