Plan Committee

leadership and oversight in support of integrated waterfowl conservation

The North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee provides leadership and oversight for activities undertaken in support of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

Its purpose is to provide a forum for discussion of major, long-term international waterfowl issues and make recommendations to directors of the federal natural resources agencies of the three signatories to the plan: the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The committee is responsible for updating the plan, considering new scientific information and national and international policy developments, and for identifying the need to change the scope of activities carried out on behalf of the plan.

The U.S. delegation to the Plan Committee consists of two  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service representatives and one state representative from each of the migratory bird flyways.  Canada's six delegates represent the federal and provincial governments and non-profit conservation organizations. For Mexico, delegates represent the federal government, universities, business, and non-profit conservation organizations. The three federal natural resource agencies each have a permanent seat. The remaining seats have a three-year rotation.

There are also a number of Working Groups and Subcommittees connected with the NAWMP.

North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee
Jerome Ford, Co-Chair
 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Gray Anderson
 Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Joe Benedict
 Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Stafford Lehr
 California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Jeb Williams
 North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Todd Sanders
Pacific Flyway

Daniel Wolfish, Co-Chair
 Environment Canada

Vanessa Charlwood
 Canadian Wildlife Service

Helen Kerr
 Canadian Wildlife Service

Karla Guyn
 Ducks Unlimited Canada

Cameron Mack
 Wildlife Habitat Canada

Tim Sopuck, Chief Executive Officer
Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

Christian Roy
 Canadian Wildlife Service

María Palma Irizarri
 SEMARNAT - Direccion General de Vida Silvestre

Last Updated: April 22, 2021