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Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

Action

Notice Of Meeting.

Summary

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council).

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Meeting: Monday and Tuesday, February 14 and 15, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern time). Meeting Participation: Notify Joshua Winchell (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by close of business on February 4, 2011, if requesting to make an oral presentation (limited to 2 minutes per speaker). The meeting will accommodate no more than a total of 30 minutes for all public speakers. Written statements must be received by February 7, so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

The meeting will be held in the Secretary's Conference Room at the Department of the Interior, Room 5160, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358-2639; fax (703) 358-2548; or e-mail joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting.

Background Back to Top

Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that

(a) Benefit recreational hunting;

(b) Benefit wildlife resources; and

(c) Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation community, the shooting and hunting sports industry, wildlife conservation organizations, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government.

The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Chief, Forest Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council's duties are strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for:

(a) Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;

(b) Increasing public awareness of and support for the Sport Wildlife Trust Fund;

(c) Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in hunting and shooting sports recreation;

(d) Stimulating sportsmen and women's participation in conservation and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and education;

(e) Fostering communication and coordination among State, Tribal, and Federal Government; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; and the public;

(f) Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational shooting and hunting;

(g) Providing recommendation to improve implementation of Federal conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting and outdoor recreation on private lands; and

(h) When requested by the agencies' designated ex officio members or the DFO in consultation with the Council Chairman, performing a variety of assessments or reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council's designated subcommittees or workgroups.

Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda Back to Top

The Council will convene to consider: (1) The Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation; (2) America's Great Outdoors initiative; (3) programs of the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, and its bureaus, that enhance hunting opportunities and support wildlife conservation; and (4) other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Public Input Back to Top

Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are encouraged to submit these comments in written form to the Council after the meeting.

Individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at the public Council meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via e-mail), by February 4 (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Written statements must be received by February 7, so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, or RTF (Rich Text File) in IBM-PC/Windows 2007 format).

In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business February 4. Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors are required to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address, and phone number to Joshua Winchell via e-mail at joshua_winchell@fws.gov, or by phone at (703) 358-2639.

Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council Coordinator at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203, and will be available for public inspection during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting. Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication.

Dated: January 7, 2011.

Gregory E. Siekaniec,

Acting Deputy Director.

[FR Doc. 2011-1007 Filed 1-18-11; 8:45 am]

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