News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, slyle@cdfa.ca.gov
LISTENING SESSION SET FOR CALIFORNIA INVASIVE SPECIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S DRAFT STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
CDFA
Release #11-019
SACRAMENTO, April 28, 2011 – The California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Natural Resources Agency have scheduled a listening session to ask for public input about the draft Strategic Framework. The particulars are as follows:

May 12, 2011
5:30pm – 7:30pm
California Environmental Protection Agency
Coastal Hearing Room, Second Floor
1001 “I” Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The session will be webcast at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/

The listening session is open to the public.  Comments will be accepted through June 17, 2011.  Comments may be submitted vie email to cisac@iscc.ca.gov, via phone at (916) 651-3990 or may be addressed to the following:

California Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Attn: Strategic Framework
1220 N Street, Suite 221
Sacramento, CA 95814.

The Invasive Species Council of California (ISCC) was created in 2009.  The ISCC appointed 24 diverse stakeholder representatives to CISAC.  As a critical baseline task, CISAC developed a draft Strategic Framework, which was modified after one round of listening sessions in October 2010.  Comments received have been incorporated into the draft document.  The framework will recommend to the ISCC a series of interrelated actions to strengthen the state’s response to invasive species over the next several years.

More information about the ISCC and CISAC can be found at www.iscc.ca.gov.
The draft Strategic Framework can be found at http://www.iscc.ca.gov/cisac-strategic-framework.html.

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