Advisory Group

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

To assist in carrying out Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the Secretary of the Interior in 2006 convened an Advisory Group of individuals representing public and private organizations actively involved in conserving neotropical migratory birds. This Advisory Group includes members of theNorth American Wetlands Conservation Council, as well as other bird conservation professionals.

Members of the Advisory Group bring to the table diverse perspectives, from state natural resource agency managers to national nongovernmental conservation organizations. Members represent the United States, Mexico, Central and South American nations.

The Advisory Group meets at least once a year, in conjunction with a North American Wetlands Conservation Council meeting, to discuss the NMBCA and make recommendations to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the direction of the program. Meetings are open to the public.

Advisory Group Members

Jim Kurth, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USA
Mark Elsbree, The Conservation Fund, USA
Mary Pope Hutson, Land Trust Alliance, USA
David Nomsen, Pheasants Forever, Inc., USA
Glenn Olson, National Audubon Society, USA
Keith Ouchley, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, USA
Paul Schmidt, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., USA
Terry Steinwand, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, USA
Tom Tidwell, US Forest Service,USA
Jeff Trandahl, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, USA
Alvaro Umaña, CATIE, Costa Rica
Tony Wasley, Nevada Department of Wildlife, USA
Nick Wiley, Florida Fish and Wildlife, USA
Alberto Yanosky, Guyra Paraguay, Paraguay

Last Updated: February 16, 2017