[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 22, 2012)]
[Pages 10543-10544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4028]



Office of the Secretary


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Charter

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal.


SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), following 
consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of 

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Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture have renewed the Wildlife and 
Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council) charter for 2 years.

DATES: The charter will be filed with the Senate and House of 
Representatives and the Library of Congress on March 8, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358-2639.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will conduct its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of the FACA. It will report to the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture through the 
Fish and Wildlife Service. The Council will function solely as an 
advisory body. The Council's duties will 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 Wildlife 
Restoration Program;
    (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 governments; industry; sportsmen and women who hunt and 
shoot; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; 
and the public;
    (f) Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    (g) Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    (h) When requested by 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.
    The Council will consist of no more than 18 discretionary and 7 ex 
officio members. The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
Agriculture will appoint discretionary members for 3-year terms.
    (a) Ex officio members:
    (1) Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, or designated 
    (2) Director, Bureau of Land Management, or designated 
    (3) Director, National Park Service, or designated representative;
    (4) Chief, U.S. Forest Service, or designated representative;
    (5) Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or designated 
    (6) Administrator, Farm Service Agency, or designated 
representative; and
    (7) Executive Director, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
    (b) The remaining (discretionary) members will be selected from 
among the national interest groups listed below. These members must be 
senior-level representatives of their organizations and/or have the 
ability to represent their designated constituency.
    (1) State fish and wildlife resource management agencies;
    (2) Wildlife and habitat conservation/management organizations;
    (3) Game bird hunting organizations;
    (4) Waterfowl hunting organizations;
    (5) Big game hunting organizations;
    (6) Sportsmen and women community at large;
    (7) Archery, hunting, and/or shooting sports industry;
    (8) Hunting and shooting sports outreach and education 
    (9) Tourism, outfitter, and/or guide industries related to hunting 
and/or shooting sports;
    (10) Tribal resource management organizations.
    The Council will function solely as an advisory body and in 
compliance with provisions of the FACA (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This 
notice is published in accordance with section 9a(2) of the FACA. The 
certification of renewal is published below.
    Certification: I hereby certify that the Wildlife and Hunting 
Heritage Conservation Council is necessary and is in the public 
interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the 
Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture in 
furtherance of the provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 
U.S.C. 742a), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 
U.S.C. 1701), the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 
1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd), and Executive Order 13443, ``Facilitation of 
Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation.''

    Dated: January 11, 2012.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2012-4028 Filed 2-21-12; 8:45 am]