U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced his appointment of Bob Wiltshire of Livingston, MT to a second three-year term as a member of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Mr. Wiltshire has been appointed specifically to represent recreational angling and has been elected by the ISAC members to serve as vice-chairman in 2011. He has served on ISAC since 2008 when he was first appointed by then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.
ISAC provides advice and recommendations to the National Invasive Species Council which was 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. EPA, the National Air and Space Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Trade Representative.
“I’m honored to accept this appointment.” said Mr. Wiltshire “Invasive species are having serious environmental and economic impacts and ISAC plays a key role in developing the policies that guide the federal response. Service as a member of ISAC is an opportunity that very few are given and I hope order xanax review that my contributions to the Committee help in dealing with this serious threat.”
The members of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee include 29 individuals representing a broad range 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.
Mr. Wiltshire is the founder and executive director of the Invasive Species Action Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the human-caused spread of invasive species. He is the founder of the Clean Angling Coalition, publisher of the Clean Angling News and is well known to many in the fly fishing community. “Invasive species are having a significant impact on all anglers,” he says. “I hope that I can be a strong voice for angling interests as the federal government struggles to cope with this ever expanding problem.”
As an ISAC member and invasive species expert, Mr. Wiltshire is available to answer questions about invasive species, how they are spread and what we can do. He can be reached at the Invasive Species Action Network at 406-222-7270 or through email at [email protected].
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