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Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans public meeting

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The Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans a public meeting on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., resuming on Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the upcoming meeting in the Federal Register of Wednesday, Aug. 27. 2014.

The meeting will take place in the Hemisphere A Room, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, DC 20001.

The council advises the departments of Agriculture and Interior on recreational hunting and conservation policies and ways various federal and state governments and private organizations from industry groups to hunters and conservationists can cooperate. It was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. It last met in June in Cody, Wyoming. The council advises the National Park Service, FWS, U.S. Forest Service, Farm Service Agency and others.

At the forthcoming meeting, the council plans to discuss the Land & Water Conservation Fund and funding for public and private lands conservation. Other business also may come up. If you wish to attend, speak or submit questions or information for the council to consider, you must to do by Friday, Aug. 29.

The council plans to devote half an hour to public speakers. No one will be permitted to speak for more than two minutes.

If you have any questions, contact Joshua Winchell, council designated federal officer, FWS, National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, (703) 358-2639, joshuawinchell@fws.gov.

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