Secretary Salazar Announces New Members of Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Contact: Joan Moody (DOI) 202-208-6416
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has appointed six new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee, which provides advice and recommendations to the National Invasive Species Council.
Established by Executive Order in February 1999, the National Invasive Species Council is co-chaired by the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture and Commerce. Its members include the Secretaries of State, Defense, Transportation, Treasury, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security; and the Administrators of the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, the National Air and Space Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Trade Representative.
The members of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee include 29 individuals representing a broad ran
ge of stakeholders including scientific, conservation and agricultural groups; state and Tribal governments; and industry organizations that are impacted by invasive species. For more information, see www.invasivespecies.gov.
The members of the seventh convening Invasive Species Advisory Committee – including the six new members - are:
|Peter Alpert, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
|N. Marshall Meyers (New)
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
|Patrick Burch (New)
|Edward L. Mills, Ph.D. (Reappointed)
|Earl Chilton, II, Ph.D.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
|Joseph DiTomaso, Ph.D. (Reappointed)
University of California, Davis
|Jamie K. Reaser, Ph.D.
|Otto Doering, III, Ph.D. (Reappointed)
The Nature Conservancy
|Susan Ellis (Reappointed)
California Department of Fish and Game
|Celia Smith, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii
Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
|David E. Starling, D.V. M. (Reappointed)
Aqueterinary Services, P.C.
Maine Department of Agriculture
(Representing National Plant Board)
|Nathan Stone, Ph.D. (Reappointed)
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
|Bonnie Harper-Lore (New)
Private Invasive Species Consultant
|John Peter Thompson (New)
Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association
National Conference of State Legislatures
Save the Bay
University of North Dakota
|Robert Van Steenwick, Ph.D. (New)
University of California, Berkeley
Colorado Department of Agriculture
|Jennifer Vollmer, Ph.D.
|Susan Kedzie (New)
Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe
|Damon E. Waitt, Ph.D. (Reappointed)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
University of Texas at Austin
Defenders of Wildlife
|Robert H. Wiltshire (Reappointed)
Invasive Species Action Network
(Representing the Federation of Fly Fishers)
University of Texas at Arlington
Secretary Salazar Visits Landmark Solar Energy Project under Construction on Nevada Public Lands