People and Land Management Committee

The People and Land Management committee has several functions. They assess public perceptions and concerns regarding elk and elk management options.

They collect information regarding elk damage in the surrounding community, particularly those related to recreation, such as city parks, golf courses, and hiking trails. Using information from the Research and Management committee, they then provide recommendations for addressing these impacts, which include providing for essential elk migration and habitat corridors through urbanized areas.

They maintain current and annual numbers on elk/vehicle collisions and, integrating that data with data from the Research and Management Committee, provide these to the state, county, and cities for use in addressing zoning considerations and safety needs.

They also work with local community organizations to enhance the benefits that elk bring to the area through tourism and wildlife viewing.

We are currently seeking a chair for this committee. Members in good standing (active or honorary) of the Elk Management Group are encouraged to attend the next General Meeting if they are interested.

 

Volunteering event December 17, 2022

We're scheduling a volunteering event for members of the USVEMG.

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, starting at 9 am.

Meeting place: close to the electric vehicle charging stations at the North Bend Premium Outlets, located at 461 S Fork Ave SW, North Bend, WA 98045.

Where is the activity: We're going to group in a few vehicles and drive to where the fence starts. We're walking along I90 from Exit 31 westbound and repairing the fence, cutting whatever branches get on the fence. We received from DOT fence repair materials, but feel free to bring your own tools too.

What to bring: dress appropriately for the weather, hiking shoes, and water. We're estimating the activity to end around 2 pm but if there is more we can do, we can continue.
The project is approved by WDFW and the hours volunteered will be considered towards the renewal or new Master Hunter permit.

Please confirm your interest in the Facebook event or by emailing: officers@snoqualmievalleyelk.org.