Jerod Harman, conservation director for the West Virginia B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, makes sure that anglers' voices are heard when the state is making decisions concerning fisheries access, habitat and water planning.
Harman and Jim Summers attend every West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Commission meeting, along with sectional meetings held throughout the state.
"During these meetings, we have the opportunity to voice our concerns and have our questions answered," explained Harman. "We also worked closely with the DNR in fish habitat planning for 2011 and worked out plans for 2012 and beyond.
"Together, we have a pretty good idea of what we will be workig on for the next few years in the reservoirs in West Virginia," Harman said.
Harman and Summers spent 60 hours in 2011 traveling to and attending meetings and working with the DNR.