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Committee NameWildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number72548
Original Establishment Date2/22/2010Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/22/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date2/22/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter2/22/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joshua
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Winchell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Notice of Establishment: 75 FR 6056Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 358-2639
Effective Date Of Authority*2/5/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 358-2245
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council met with appropriate regularity (the Council met two times in FY 2017, but did not meet in FY 2018) to ensure a robust and well-informed discussion and analysis of programs and issues related to its mission as specified in its charter. When appropriate, the Council developed and delivered recommendation letters to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on its programs that impact the Nation's hunting and shooting sports and wildlife conservation traditions.
How is membership balanced?*Council representation was balanced in relation to its mission as specified in its charter. The members were senior-level representatives of their organizations and/or had extensive knowledge and experience within the hunting and wildlife conservation communities. The constituent groups outlined in the charter were expressly chosen to reflect the fullest spectrum of voices within the hunting, shooting, and wildlife conservation communities, and the members reflect that balance and diversity.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council did not meet in FY 2018.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council was a necessary component to better inform the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior about programs impacting the Nation's hunting and wildlife conservation traditions. The newly established Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council has taken over many of the advisory areas once covered by this council.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A - all meetings were open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Council has fulfilled its duties as stated in the Charter and will not be renewed.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review CommentNot applicable
Number Of Recommendations*83Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNot applicableAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*20.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentCouncil recommendations regarding the National Wildlife Refuge System Vision Document and the America's Great Outdoors program were incorporated into the documents. The inclusion of language and concepts suggested by the Council were easy to track in the reports. The Council also recommended that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) implement a pilot recreational shooting program for the Sonoran Desert National monument, applicable to all BLM lands, a recommendation formally accepted by BLM. Council recommendations for improving importation of animal trophies from overseas were also incorporated into CITES documents by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The administration followed up on the Council's FY 2013 letters, requesting they engage with OMB and ATF on Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program sequestration and policies on lead-alternative ammunition, respectively. Nine of the Council recommendations submitted in its letter responding to Secretarial Order 3347 were incorporated into the DOI action plan outlined in the follow-up Secretarial Order 3356.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe majority of the Council's recommendations focused on providing support for critical conservation programs administered by the Departments of Agriculture and of the Interior. Implementation of the Council's guidance was tracked to determine whether those key programs retained the resources and support suggested by the Council.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe DFO uploaded all Council information to the Council website, including contact information for the DFO.
Agency Feedback CommentAgency feedback to Council recommendations was provided by USDA officials and bureau ex officios in their comments to the Council during meetings. Response letters, when appropriate, were provided by the Secretaries and bureau directors.Narrative Description*The Council advised the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that (1) benefit recreational hunting; (2) benefit wildlife resources; and (3) encourage partnerships among the public, the sporting conservation community, wildlife conservation groups, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001501Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2017
 COM-002772Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2016
 COM-003545Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2015
 COM-004812Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2014
 COM-005735Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2013
 COM-007009Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2012
 COM-007893Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2011
 COM-009135Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council2010