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Committee Chairs and Liaisons
Celebrating Our Wildlife Conservation Heritage (COWCH) Committee
Committee Co-Chairs: Vacant
Role: To preserve the history and evolution of the wildlife profession by interviewing WY s influential wildlife biologists, educators, managers, and other pioneers. Members conduct interviews, complete tape identification and review reports, transcribe interviews, and suggest individuals to interview.
Central Mountains and Plains Section Liaison
Representative: Embere Hall
Role: Maintains communication and a working relationship between the WY-TWS chapter and the CMPS of TWS.
Committee Chair & Newsletter Editor: Ashleigh Rhea (email@example.com)
Role: Maintains the WY-TWS website and Facebook page, and updates both as needed. This Committee publishes 3 newsletters each year. Members help contribute articles, and contacts individuals, both within and outside of WY-TWS, to submit articles of interest.
Conservation Affairs Network Liaison
Representative: Rhiannon Jakopak
Role: Act as conduit between WY-TWS and the broader TWS Conservation Affairs Network, making recommendations on conservation topics of interest within Wyoming.
Legislative Affairs Committee
Committee Chair: Rhiannon Jakopak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Role: Monitor and review WY State legislative proposals, regulations, and other subjects or issues affecting wildlife or wildlife habitat within Wyoming and make recommendations to the Board for any action that should be taken by WY-TWS.
Nominations and Awards Committee
Committee Chair: Riley Bernard
Role: Work with the Board to help recruit candidates for each of the Chapter’s elective positions (President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Members-at-large). Also solicits nominations, conducts the balloting, and obtains the plaques for the various awards presented each year to deserving individuals. And assists in identifying judges to provide helpful critiques to the student poster and oral presentations.
Committee Chair: Dan Thompson (email@example.com)
Role: Review and make recommendations to the Board on the use of science in wildlife management as it pertains to actions, plans, or other activities proposed within WY. The issue being reviewed by the Committee may be brought forth from any Chapter member. The composition of the reviewers will often be influenced by expertise on the topic. This Committee also receives proposed resolutions and position statements from any Chapter member and prepares, submits, and recommends action on these items to the Board.
Student Chapter Liaison
Committee Chair: Renee Lile
Role: Promote increased student awareness of WY-TWS membership benefits, work to expand knowledge & technical capabilities for undergraduate and graduate students attending college, with interest in wildlife and wildlife habitat, in Wyoming.