ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

The DNR established the advisory committee in 2013 to help guide the agency’s AIS prevention and management activities. Members provide advice and diverse perspectives to the DNR invasive species program.

The committee’s 15 members consider programmatic direction, emerging research needs, communications and funding strategies. The committee meets eight times a year either online or in a central Minnesota location.

The DNR seeks three new members to join the committee, for three-year terms. Current members have a range of personal and professional experience with AIS issues, including prevention, decontamination, public awareness and control activities.

Advisory committee members can expect to spend six to 16 hours per month preparing for and attending meetings.

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To apply visit, For more information, contact Heidi Wolf at (651) 259-5152.