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The Wildlife Services program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA has a federal advisory committee. For a number of years, the Ornithological Council has nominated ornithologists to serve on this committee and twice, ornithologist Clait Braun has chaired the committee.

 

The National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture on policies, program issues, and research needed to conduct the Wildlife Services program. Wildlife Services (once known as Wildlife Damage Control) provides federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist. WS conducts program delivery, research, and other activities through its Regional and State Offices, the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) and its Field Stations, as well as through its National Programs.

 

See: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/

 

Think: Double-crested Cormorants and other bird species that affect aquaculture, Monk Parrots, blackbirds, vultures, airport wildlife hazards...Wildlife Services is the agency charged with dealing with these issues. They have an operational branch and a small but stellar research program in Ft. Collins, Colorado (the National Wildlife Research Center: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/nwrc/index.shtml).

 

If you are interested in serving, please contact OC Executive Director Ellen Paul at ellen.paul blank verizon.net

 

Nominations are due by April 12.

 

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