[Federal Register: February 27, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 39)]
[Page 10461]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Meeting Announcements: North American Wetlands Conservation 
Council; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Advisory Group

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.


SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) 
will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) 
grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public. The 
Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act 
(NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) will meet. This meeting is open 
to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written 

DATES: Council: March 18, 2008, 1-3 p.m. Advisory Group: March 19, 
2008, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake 
Bay, 100 Heron Boulevard at Route 50, Cambridge, MD 94920. The meeting 
is coordinated by the Council Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP 4501-4075, Arlington, 
VA. 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Johnson, Council Coordinator, 
(703) 358-1784 or dbhc@fws.gov.

    Council: In accordance with NAWCA (Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, 
December 13, 1989, as amended), the State-private-Federal Council meets 
to consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and 
management projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval 
by, the Commission. Proposal due dates, application instructions, and 
eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http://
birdhabitat.fws.gov. Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-
Federal matching funds. The Council will consider Canadian and U.S. 
Small Grant proposals at the meeting. The tentative date for the 
Commission meeting is June 11, 2008.
    Advisory Group: The Advisory Group, named by the Secretary of the 
Interior under NMBCA (Pub. L. 106-247, 114 Stat. 593, July 20, 2000), 
will hold its meeting to advise the Director, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, on the strategic direction and management of the NMBCA 
program. Proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility 
requirements are available on the NMBCA Web site at http://

    Dated: February 6, 2008.
Paul Schmidt,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. E8-3687 Filed 2-26-08; 8:45 am]