[Federal Register: June 2, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 104)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2009-N108; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C]

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 also meet. This meeting is 
also open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or 
written statements.

DATES: Council: Meeting is July 8, 2009, 1-4 p.m. Advisory Group: July 
9, 2009, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. If you wish to present information at 
either meeting, contact Mike Johnson by June 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, 
Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Johnson, Council Coordinator and 
Advisory Group contact, by phone at (703) 358-1784; by e-mail at 
dbhc@fws.gov; or by U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 
N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP 4075, Arlington, VA 22203.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Project proposal due dates, 
application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on 
the NAWCA Web site at http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NAWCA/
    Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-Federal matching 
funds. The Council will consider U.S. Standard grant proposals at this 
    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://www.fws.gov/

    Dated: May 26, 2009.
Paul Schmidt,
Assistant Director--Migratory Birds.
[FR Doc. E9-12795 Filed 6-1-09; 8:45 am]