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DOI - 2643 - Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHunting and Wildlife Conservation CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2643
Original Establishment Date5/10/2018Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.fws.gov/program/hunting-and-wildlif...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*22
Current Charter Date2/11/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter2/11/2024Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Doug
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hobbs
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*To further the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 358-2336
Effective Date Of Authority*8/8/1956Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*doug_hobbs@fws.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council's purpose is to provide recommendations to the Federal Government, through the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, regarding policies and endeavors that (a) benefit wildlife resources; (b) encourage partnership among the public; sporting conservation organizations; and Federal, State, Tribal, and territorial governments; and (c) benefit fair chase recreational hunting and safe recreational shooting sports. The Council meets to discuss and make these recommendations.
How is membership balanced?*Council representation is balanced in relation to its mission as specified in its charter. The members are senior-level representatives of their organizations and/or have extensive knowledge and experience within the hunting and wildlife conservation communities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council was designed to meet approximately 2 times per year. At these meetings, members will discuss recommendations to put forward to both the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Because of their professional affiliations and experiences, the members of the Council are uniquely positioned to provide advice to to the Departments related to hunting, recreational shooting, and wildlife conservation. Members of the Council have years of experience as managers, advocates, and participants in the wildlife conservation and recreation field. There is no equivalent body of advisers empaneled to assist the Departments.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThere were no recommendations made by the Council on FY 2022.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction 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 CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Council's recommendations will likely lead to an outcome of expanded hunting/shooting sports opportunities on public lands, improved conservation efforts, and economic benefits to the national and local economies.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*57Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were no recommendations made in FY 2022.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*26.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment15 out of the 57 individual recommendations have been fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*21.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment12 out of the 57 individual recommendations have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Agencies provided feedback to the Council on its recommendations via response letters and through comments and presentations at Council meetings.Narrative Description*The Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council helps support the Department's mission by providing advice and recommendations for implementing Executive Orders 13443 and 14008 and Secretarial Order 3362. These Orders prioritize work by Department of the Interior bureaus in creating, expanding, and maintaining hunting opportunities on Federal lands and waters, as well as conservation benefits derived from these activities. The Council is charged with making recommendations related to hunting and shooting sports that will expand opportunities, conservation efforts, and the economic benefits to the national and local economies. Increasing the opportunities for recreational hunting and shooting sports and wildlife conservation are all priorities within the Department of the Interior.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

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*$2,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$8,400.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$58,000.00
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*$9,000.00
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$905.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,000.00
Total Costs$9,305.00Est. Total Next FY*$72,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified8/5/2022 4:54 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.04Est Cost RemarksCost estimates are based on the assumption that there will be 1 in-person meeting and 1 virtual meeting. Although we are estimating for one in-person meeting, we anticipate it will be in the Washington, D.C. metro area, so no Federal member or Federal staff travel costs are anticipated.
Cost RemarksAlthough there were no meetings in FY 2022, staff performed such activities as coordinating with and briefing Fish and Wildlife Service leadership, coordinating with the Department of the Interior, preparing a charter renewal package, and preparing a call for nominations and nominations extension package.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Agriculture
Forestry
Animals
Fish and Wildlife
Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Energy
Natural Resources
Environment
Environmental Issues
Government
Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Land
Conservation and Preservation
Grazing Areas
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Legislation
Administrative Procedure
Legislation
Regulations
Rulemaking
Water
Water Use
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034596Executive Subcommittee2022
 COM-034598Hunting Subcommittee2022
 COM-034599Outreach Subcommittee2022
 COM-034597Shooting Subcommittee2022
 COM-034600Wildlife Conservation Subcommittee2022
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039422Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council2021
 COM-037083Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council2020
 COM-035361Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council2019
 COM-033242Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council2018