Monday, January 10, 2005
Chris C. passed along this note from The Sacramento Bee, listing the Interagency Aquatic Invasive Species Council among a slew of other California boards Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed to eliminate. At first I was outraged, but then I searched Google for more information about the council...not much to be found. Turns out the council, whose establishment was dictated in the California Fish and Game code back in 2001, never got funded, and was never officially formed. As a result, development of the management plan for aquatic invasives that they were charged with creating is behind schedule. The council was recommended for elimination in the California Performance Review (go here and scroll way down) with the expectation that invasive species management should be the responsibility of a restructured Department of Natural Resources.
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