[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2011)]
[Pages 39433-39434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16839]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2011-N125; 90100-1664-1HCC-5A]

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


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

DATES: We will hold the teleconference on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, from 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). If you wish to listen to the 
teleconference, orally present material during the teleconference, or 
submit written material for the Council to consider during the 
teleconference, notify Joshua Winchell by Thursday, July 21, 2011. See 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 358-
2639 (phone); (703) 358-2548 (fax); or joshua_winchell@fws.gov (e-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we give notice that the 
Council will hold a teleconference (see DATES).


    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 

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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 (DOI) and the 
Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), reporting through the Director of the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in consultation with the 
Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Chief of the Forest 
Service (USFS), Chief of the Natural Resources Service (NRCS), and 
Administrator of the 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 
    (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 Designated Federal Officer 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.

Teleconference Agenda

    The Council will convene by telephone to discuss: (1) The U.S. 
Forest Service's Planning Rule, (2) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service's National Wildlife Refuge System Vision document, (3) the 
conservation and forestry titles of the USDA Farm Bill, and (4) impacts 
to wildlife and habitat funding resulting from the Equal Access to 
Justice Act (5 U.S.C. 504; 28 U.S.C. 2412). In advance of the 
teleconference, we will post the final agenda and copies of materials 
to be discussed by the Council on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Procedures for Public Input

    Interested members of the public may listen to the teleconference, 
orally present material during the teleconference, or submit written 
material ahead of time for the Council to consider during the 
teleconference. Questions from the public will not be considered during 
the teleconference. Speakers who wish to expand upon oral statements 
they presented during the teleconference, or those who had wished to 
speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are invited to 
submit written statements to the Council before the teleconference.
    Oral presentations will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with 
no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Those wishing to 
give oral presentations must notify the Council Coordinator by July 21, 
    Written statements must be received by July 21, 2011, so that the 
information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements must be 
supplied to the Council Coordinator in one of the following formats: 
One hard copy with original signature, or one electronic copy via e-
mail. Please submit your statement to Joshua Winchell, Council 
    In order to listen to or participate in this teleconference, you 
must register by close of business on July 21, 2011. Please submit your 
name, e-mail address, and phone number to Joshua Winchell, Council 

Teleconference Summary Minutes

    The Council Coordinator will maintain the teleconference's summary 
minutes, which will be available for public inspection at the location 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT during regular business hours 
within 90 days after the teleconference. You may purchase personal 
copies for the cost of duplication.

    Dated:June 24, 2011.
 Gregory E. Siekaniec,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-16839 Filed 7-5-11; 8:45 am]