WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne today announced the new members of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) who will provide advice and recommendations to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).
NISC was established by Executive Order 13112 in February 1999 and 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.
ISAC is made up of 30 individuals representing a broad range of stakeholders including those in the scientific, conservation, agriculture communities, 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.
The members of the fourth convening ISAC are:
Peter Alpert, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
K. George Beck, Ph.D.
Colorado State University
Gary M Beil, Ph.D.
Minnesota Crop Improvement Assn.
E. Shippen Bright
Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute
Patricia Bright, DVM
Wildlife Center of Virginia
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Earl Chilton, II, Ph.D.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Montana State University
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Joseph Corn, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
Lucius Eldredge, Ph.D.
Great Lakes Indian Fish and
Colville Confederated Tribes
Michigan Nursery and Landscape Assn.
Maine Department of Agriculture
(Representing National Plant Board)
Catherine L. Hazlewood, Esq.
The Nature Conservancy
Jerome Jackson, Ph.D.
Florida Gulf Coast University
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
(Representing the Assn. of Fish and
Celia Smith, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii
Marilyn B. Leland
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
Ronald R. Lukens
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Charles R. O’Neill, Ph.D.
New York Sea Grant
Robert McMahon, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Arlington
Jamie K. Reaser, Ph.D.
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
Jeffrey D. Schardt
Florida Department of Environment Protection
Jeffrey Stone, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
John Peter Thompson
The Behnke Nurseries Company
Jennifer Vollmer, Ph.D.
Lone Tree Cattle Company