May 25, 2007
May 25, 2007 - The National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for June 19-20, 2007. The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Utah State University Inn in Logan, Utah.
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; 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, producer and executive director of the Wyoming Wool Growers Association.
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/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-9896.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.