Why It Matters: As the leading voice for sportsmen and women in the policy arena, CSF and staff engage in a variety of ways. Appointments to Federal Councils allows CSF to further its scope of contribution to the policy process.
- Ellary TuckerWilliams, Assistant Manager, Rocky Mountain States and Predator and Furbearer Management Policy, was recently appointed by the US Department of Agriculture to serve on the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee.
- CSF staff members serve on a host of Federal Advisory Committees and this appointment is another in a long line of examples of CSF’s leadership among sporting conservation organizations.
On March 22, 2023, the US Department of Agriculture announced its selection of individuals to serve on the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC). This diverse 20-member committee will advise the Secretary Thomas Vilsack on recommendations for policies and activities for the USDA’s Wildlife Services program.
The NWSAC membership represents a broad range of agriculture and wildlife interests. Nominees are selected to represent program stakeholders including academia, airport safety, farming and livestock producers, and state wildlife agencies, among other interest groups. The NWSAC serves as an open forum for diverse interests to have a voice in the policies, guidance, and strategic planning for Wildlife Services.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is very pleased that Ellary TuckerWilliams, Assistant Manager, Rocky Mountain States and Predator and Furbearer Management Policy, was selected to serve on the NWSAC. As the predator and furbearer management policy lead for CSF, Ellary brings with her critical expertise and experience that will undoubtedly prove extremely beneficial in the development of future policy recommendations by NWSAC. CSF is confident Ellary will continue to be a strong voice for hunting, fishing, trapping, recreational shooting, and science-based wildlife management throughout the term of her appointment.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on NWSAC and look forward to working with my fellow Committee members on advancing amenable, science-based strategies and solutions to human-wildlife conflict,” said Ellary Tucker Williams. “By giving proper consideration to the biological, economic, and social considerations that accompany any human-wildlife conflict, I genuinely believe that NWSAC will be able to provide substantive guidance to Wildlife Services to carry out its mission and fulfill its intended role.”