OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking an applicant to fill a vacancy on its advisory committee for persons with disabilities.

The seven-member committee advises the commission on issues of concern for hunters and fishers with disabilities, including special hunts, modified sporting equipment, access to public land and recreational opportunities.

Committee members are appointed by the commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Qualified applicants must have a permanent physical disability and reside in Washington state. The vacant position represents WDFW Region 4 (Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, King, counties).

Members serve four-year terms and are required to attend advisory committee meetings, held at least twice each year. Members serve without compensation, but receive reimbursement for travel expenses.

For an application form or additional information, prospective candidates can contact Dolores Noyes at 360-902-2349 or see the WDFW website at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility

To receive consideration, applications must be submitted by April 27, 2012 to Dolores Noyes, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.