Sunday, August 05, 2007

Invasive Notes Invitation to Relay Comment on Invasive Species

I am delighted to serve as a member of the National Invasive Species Council Advisory Committee which will meet in Beltsville near the National Agricultural Research Center October 1st through 3rd, 2007. This is an open to the public meeting, however, if you cannot join us, I would be delighted to pass along any comments or ideas which you may have.

The National Invasive Species Council (NISC) “…include(s) three co-chairs: the secretaries of the Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, and the secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury, Transportation, Health and Human Services, as well as the Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S Trade Representative, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.” And the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) “consists of nonfederal representatives and stakeholders who provide recommendations as well as input and consensus advice to NISC.”

Thus I am glad to serve as one of your voices to NISC through the meeting of ISAC. What do you think? What recommendations would you make, and why? What advice should be passed along to the executive branch of our government? What programs are working; which ones are not? Let me take the thoughts of the blogosphere (is this a word?) to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee meeting.

Leave a comment or send me e-mail: CHAIRMAN@BEHNKES.NET.

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