[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2011)]
[Pages 12130-12131]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4835]



Fish and Wildlife Service


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Teleconference

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 Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2 
p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). If you wish to listen to or 
participate in the teleconference proceedings, or submit written 
material for the Council to consider during the teleconference, notify 
Joshua Winchell by Monday, March 21, 2011. See instructions under 

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 
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 (DOI) and the 
Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), 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 
    (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.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to: (1) Discuss DOI and USDA's 2012 
proposed budgets as they relate to programs relevant to the Council's 
charge, and (2) discuss the National Wildlife Refuge System Vision 
document. We will post the final agenda on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Procedures for Public Input

    Interested members of the public may listen to or present relevant 
oral information, or submit a relevant written statement 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

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statements or those who had wished to speak but could not be 
accommodated on the agenda are invited to submit written statements to 
the Council.
    Individuals or groups can listen to or make an oral presentation at 
the public Council teleconference. Oral presentations will be limited 
to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for 
all speakers. In order to listen to or participate in this 
teleconference, you must register by close of business on March 21, 
2011. Please submit your name, e-mail address, and phone number to 
Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
    Written statements must be received by March 21, 2011, 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. Please submit your statement to Joshua Winchell, Council 
    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 30 days after the teleconference. You may purchase personal 
copies for the cost of duplication.

    Dated: February 23, 2011.
Rowan W. Gould,
[FR Doc. 2011-4835 Filed 3-3-11; 8:45 am]