July 7, 2006
July 7, 2006 - Notice was given today announcing the Aug. 1-3, 2006, meeting
of the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center in
The meeting will focus on operational and research
activities and will be open to the public. Among the topics to be discussed will
be the following:
- Wildlife Service's (WS) efforts to increase operational capacity through
prioritizing research objectives;
- pertinent national programs, including the avian and disease programs and
how to increase their effectiveness; and
- ensuring that WS remains a participant in agricultural protection.
Supporting sheep industry issues on this committee are: Nina
Baucus, a Montana rancher; Maurice Shelton, Ph.D., a Texas rancher and Texas
A&M University educator; Patti Strand, current director of the National
Animal Interest Alliance from Oregon; and Bryce Reece, executive director of the
Wyoming Wool Growers Association and producer.
Due to time constraints,
the public will not be able to participate in the committee's discussions.
However, written statements concerning meeting topics may be filed with the
committee. Additional information is available at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-10642.htm
The National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee advises the secretary
of agriculture concerning policies, program issues and research needed to
conduct the WS program. The committee also serves as a public forum enabling
those affected by the WS program to have a voice in the program's policies.
Staff contact: Tate Rosenbusch, 202-347-0228