[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 100 (Tuesday, May 24, 2011)]
[Pages 30192-30193]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12696]



Fish and Wildlife Service


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council 

DATES: Meeting: Wednesday June 15, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 
Thursday, June 16, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern daylight time). 
Meeting Participation: The meeting is open to the public who have pre-
registered (see ``Public Input''). However, if you wish to make an oral 
presentation, you must notify Joshua Winchell (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT) by close of business on June 6, 2011. 
Presentations are limited to 2 minutes per speaker. The meeting will 
accommodate no more than a total of 30 minutes for all public speakers. 
Written comments must be received by June 3, so that the information 
may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to 
this meeting.

ADDRESSES: On June 15th, the meeting will be held in the Secretary's 
Conference Room at the Department of the Interior, Room 5160, 1849 C 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. On June 16th the meeting will be 
held in Room 104A of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Jamie L. 
Whitten Building, located at 12th St. and Jefferson Drive, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone (703) 358-2639; fax (703) 358-2548; or e-mail joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting.


    Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife 
and habitat conservation endeavors that:
    (a) Benefit recreational hunting;
    (b) Benefit wildlife resources; and
    (c) Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting 
conservation community, the shooting and hunting sports industry, 
wildlife conservation organizations, the States, Native American 
tribes, and the Federal Government.
    The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM); Chief, Forest Service (USFS); Chief, Natural 
Resources Service (NRCS); and Administrator, Farm Services Agency 
(FSA). The Council's duties are strictly advisory and 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 Sport 
Wildlife Trust Fund;
    (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 Government; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and 
women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; 
and the public;
    (f) Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    (g) Providing recommendation to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    (h) When requested by the agencies' designated ex officio members 
or the DFO 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.
    Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to consider:
    (1) The Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation 
Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    (2) Conservation programs within the Farm Bill;
    (3) Programs of the Department of the Interior and Department of 

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and their bureaus, that enhance hunting opportunities and support 
wildlife conservation; and
    (4) other Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Public Input

    Interested members of the public may present, either orally or 
through written comments, information for the Council to consider 
during the public meeting. Questions from the public will not be 
considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their 
oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be 
accommodated on the agenda, are encouraged to submit these comments in 
written form to the Council after the meeting.
    Individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at the public 
Council meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more 
than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should 
contact Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably 
via email), by June 6 (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be 
placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Written comments 
must be received by June 3, so that the information may be made 
available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting. 
Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both 
of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and 
one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat 
PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, or RTF (Rich Text File).
    In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of 
business June 6. Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all 
visitors are required to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit 
your name, time of arrival, e-mail address, and phone number to Joshua 
Winchell via e-mail at joshua_winchell@fws.gov, or by phone at (703) 
    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-3103-AEA, Arlington, VA 22203, 
and will be available for public inspection within 90 days of the 
meeting and will be posted on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

    Dated: May 17, 2011.
Gregory E. Siekaniec,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-12696 Filed 5-23-11; 8:45 am]