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California Department of Food and Agriculture
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Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs (916)654-0462
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES VACANCIES ON THE CALIFORNIA INVASIVE SPECIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
CDFA
Release #14-052
SACRAMENTO, October 20, 2014 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture, on behalf of the Invasive Species Council of California (ISCC), seeks to appoint eight (8) members to the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC).  The Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve on the CISAC.

The purpose and role of the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the Invasive Species Council of California on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and/or eradication, as well as minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. 

The ISCC is chaired by the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and vice-chaired by the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency.  Other members include the secretaries from the following California agencies:
• Environmental Protection Agency;
• State Transportation Agency;
• Health and Human Services Agency;
• Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
 
The ISCC promotes a consistent approach to invasive species at the state level.

Prospective nominees of the CISAC should be knowledgeable in and represent one or more of the following communities of interest:
- Biology                                               
- Ranching                                          
- Forestry                                         
- Agriculture                                             
- Academia 
- Public Health            
- Weed Science                                 
- Nematology                                    
- Veterinary Medicine                   
- Federal Government
- County Agricultural Commissioners
- Invasive Species Management
- Global Commerce
- Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations
- Climate Change
- Ecosystems
- Education
- Tribal Government
- Economics
- Risk Assessment
- Entomology
- Plant Pathology
- Public Health/Epidemiology

Members will be selected in order to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints, to effectively address invasive species issues under consideration.  No member may serve on the CISAC for more than two (2) consecutive terms.  All terms will be limited to three (3) years in length.

Members of the CISAC and its subcommittees will serve without pay.  However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of duties of the CISAC, members, to the extent funding is available, may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem.

Submitting Nominations:

Nominations should be typed and should include the following:
1. A brief summary of no more than two (2) pages explaining the nominee’s suitability to serve on the CISAC.
2. A resume or curriculum vitae.
3. At least two (2) letters of reference.
 
Nominations should be postmarked no later than Friday, December 12, 2014, to the following address:

David Pegos
Invasive Species Council of California
Executive Office
1220 N Street, Suite 221
Sacramento, California 95814.
 
For additional information, visit the Invasive Species Council of California’s website at: www.iscc.ca.gov.


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