[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 58 (Thursday, March 26, 2015)]
[Page 16019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06914]

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Office of the Secretary


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Call for nominations.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture 
seek nominations for individuals to be considered as members of the 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The 
Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation 
endeavors that (a) benefit wildlife resources; (b) encourage 
partnership among the public, sporting conservation organizations, 
States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and (c) 
benefit recreational hunting. Nominations should describe and document 
the proposed nominee's qualifications for membership to the Council, 
and include a resume listing his or her full name, address, telephone, 
and fax number.

DATES: Written nominations must be received by April 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations to Joshua Winchell, Designated Federal 
Officer and Coordinator, Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation 
Council, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge 
System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, at address above, or 
by telephone at (703) 358-2639.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App.; FACA). It reports to the Secretary of the Interior and the 
Secretary of Agriculture through the Fish and Wildlife Service, in 
consultation with the Director of the Bureau of Land Management; the 
Director of the National Park Service; the Chief, U.S. Forest Service; 
the Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the 
Administrator of the Farm Service Agency. The Council functions solely 
as an advisory body. The Council's duties 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 Wildlife 
Restoration Program;
    (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 governments; 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 recommendations to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor 
recreation on private lands; and
    (h) When requested by the Designated Federal Officer (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.
    The Council consists of no more than 18 discretionary members. The 
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture appoint 
discretionary members for 3-year terms. The Secretaries will select 
discretionary members from among the national interest groups listed 
below. These members must be senior-level representatives of their 
organizations and/or have the ability to represent their designated 
    (1) State fish and wildlife resource management agencies;
    (2) Wildlife and habitat conservation/management organizations;
    (3) Game bird hunting organizations;
    (4) Waterfowl hunting organizations;
    (5) Big game hunting organizations;
    (6) Sportsmen and women community at large;
    (7) Archery, hunting, and/or shooting sports industry;
    (8) Hunting and shooting sports outreach and education 
    (9) Tourism, outfitter, and/or guide industries related to hunting 
and/or shooting sports; and
    (10) Tribal resource management organizations.
    The Council functions solely as an advisory body and in compliance 
with provisions of the FACA.
    Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible 
to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an 
individual capacity. The term ``individual capacity'' refers to 
individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best 
judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated 
Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent 
a particular interest.

    Dated: February 26, 2015.
James W. Kurth,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-06914 Filed 3-25-15; 8:45 am]