U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program

Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

Council Objectives

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) administers the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council (Council) and it's five Boards authorized in the enabling legislation, the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Public Law 116-9).  

The Council is a Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) group. The legislation also establishes five Boards to assist in implementing the prize competitions for the following five areas of concern: 1) preventing wildlife poaching and trafficking, 2) promoting wildlife conservation, 3) managing invasive species, 4) protecting endangered species, and 5) managing nonlethal human-wildlife conflict.

The legislation specifies the Council and Boards’ composition, which must include experts in the following areas:

  1. wildlife trafficking and trade
  2. wildlife conservation and management
  3. endangered species
  4. invasive species
  5. nonlethal wildlife management
  6. social aspects of human-wildlife conflict
  7. biology
  8. technology development
  9. engineering
  10. economics
  11. business development and management
  12. any other discipline that the Secretary determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of the Act


Federal Register Publications


Competition Statement

Upcoming Meetings/Meeting Information

For additional information, please email the Council's coordinator at Stephanie Rickabaugh


  • Council Members
  • Charter
  • Membership Balance Plan