WASHINGTON, D.C. —At a meeting of the National Invasive Species Council today, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced the new members of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee, who will provide advice and recommendations to the council.
The National Invasive Species Council is co-chaired by the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture and Commerce, and 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 Invasive Species Advisory Committee is made up of 31 individuals representing a broad range of stakeholders including scientific, conservation, agriculture, State and Tribal governments and industry organizations that are impacted by invasive species. During his tenure as Governor of Idaho, Secretary Kempthorne was a member of the first ISAC class, appointed by Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt in 1999.
Members of the Fifth Convening of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee
|Peter Alpert, Ph.D.
|University of Massachusetts
|Connecticut Sea Grant
|American Seed Trade Association
|Earl Chilton, II, Ph.D.
|Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
|Montana State University
|Joseph DiTomaso, Ph.D.
|University of California, Davis
|Otto Doering, III, Ph.D.
|California Department of Fish and Game
|Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
|Colville Confederated Tribes
|Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
|Maine Department of Agriculture
(Representing National Plant Board)
|Catherine L. Hazlewood, Esq.
|The Nature Conservancy
|Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
|Wyoming Game and Fish Department
(Representing the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies)
|University of Texas at Arlington
|Chamber of Shipping of America
|Edward L. Mills, Ph.D.
|Jamie K. Reaser, Ph.D.
|Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
|Steven Jay Sanford
|New York Department of Environmental Conservation
|Jeffrey D. Schardt
|Florida Department of Environment Protection
|Celia Smith, Ph.D.
|University of Hawaii
|David E. Starling
|Aqueterinary Services, P.C.
|Nathan Stone, Ph.D.
|University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
|Douglas W. Tallamy, Ph.D.
|University of Delaware
|John Peter Thompson
|The Behnke Nurseries Company
|Jennifer Vollmer, Ph.D.
|Damon E. Waitt, Ph.D.
|Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center University of Texas at Austin
|Robert H. Wiltshire
| Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species
(Representing the Federation of Fly Fishers)
|Lone Tree Cattle Company