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Date: August 1, 2008
Contact: Joan Moody

Secretary Kempthorne Announces New Members of Invasive Species Advisory Committee

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

Name Affiliation
Peter Alpert, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Nancy Balcom Connecticut Sea Grant
Leslie Cahill American Seed Trade Association
Timothy Carlson Tamarisk Coalition
Earl Chilton, II, Ph.D. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Janet ClarkMontana State University
Joseph DiTomaso, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Otto Doering, III, Ph.D. Purdue University
Susan Ellis California Department of Fish and Game
Miles Falck Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Christopher Fisher Colville Confederated Tribes
Amy Frankmann Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Gibbs Maine Department of Agriculture
(Representing National Plant Board)
Catherine L. Hazlewood, Esq. The Nature Conservancy
Lisa Ka’aihue Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
John Kennedy Wyoming Game and Fish Department
(Representing the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies)
Robert McMahon University of Texas at Arlington
Kathy Metcalf Chamber of Shipping of America
Edward L. Mills, Ph.D. Cornell University
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. BASF Corporation
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)
Kenneth Zimmerman Lone Tree Cattle Company
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