[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 19 (Monday, January 30, 2012)]
[Pages 4575-4576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1901]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-EA-2012-N009; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123]

Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


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

DATES: Meeting: Tuesday February 14, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
and Wednesday February 15, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern 
standard time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, 
submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please 
see ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Secretary's Conference Room 
at the Department of the Interior, Room 5160, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting.


    Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife 
and habitat conservation endeavors that:
    1. Benefit recreational hunting;
    2. Benefit wildlife resources; and
    3. 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 and the Secretary 
of Agriculture, 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:
    1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource 
Conservation Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Sport 
Wildlife Trust Fund;
    3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in 
hunting and shooting sports recreation;
    4. Stimulating sportsmen and women's participation in conservation 
and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and 
    5. 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;
    6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    7. Providing recommendation to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    8. 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,

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programs, and efforts through the Council's designated subcommittees or 
    Background information on the Council is available at  http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to consider:
    1. The Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation 
Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    2. Recreational shooting opportunities on Federal lands;
    3. Programs of the Department of the Interior and Department of 
Agriculture, and their bureaus, that enhance hunting opportunities and 
support wildlife conservation;
    4. America's Great Outdoors; and
    5. Other Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

                                                  Public Input
                                                  You must contact the Council Coordinator  (see FOR FURTHER
               If you wish to                                 INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than
Attend the meeting.........................  February 6, 2012.
Submit written information or questions      February 6, 2012.
 before the meeting for the council to
 consider during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the         February 6, 2012.


    Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors are 
required to preregister to be admitted. In order to attend this 
meeting, you must register by close of business on the dates listed in 
``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please submit your 
name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council 

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. 
Written statements must be received by the date above, 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 
email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or rich text file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 
the meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than 
a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should 
contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via email; see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker 
list for this meeting. Nonregistered public speakers will not be 
considered during the meeting. Registered speakers who wish to expand 
upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could 
not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the 
Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be available 
for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting and will be posted 
on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Elizabeth H. Stevens,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-1901 Filed 1-27-12; 8:45 am]